Renfrew Town Hall

CUSTOMER: RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL

PROJECT DETAILS: RENFREW TOWN HALL REFURBISHMENT / EXTENSION

NIFES SERVICES: MECHANICAL & PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES DESIGN

BACKGROUND

The 1873 Renfrew Town Hall has been extensively refurbished and extended with the help of an £800,000 Lottery grant.

A new museum charts Renfrew’s place in aviation history:

  • The first aeroplane to cross the Atlantic was built nearby
  • The site, in 1912, of Scotland’s first municipal airport
  • In 1948 Renfrew was the UK’s third busiest airport

OUR APPROACH

The challenge for NIFES’ designers was to make the building as comfortable and energy efficient as
it could be, given the limitations of the A-listed building.

Our designers had to have a detailed knowledge of the building and apply creative solutions to
ensure the ornate plasterwork and mosaic stone floors were not disturbed.

The new Museum at the rear of the building and the new Marriage Suite above required creative
design techniques to provide comfortable and energy efficient environments.

RESULTS

The new museum, in an extension to the original structure, has close-controlled air conditioning to
ensure the correct environment is always maintained in order to protect the precious exhibits.
Opened in January 2012.

Grade A Listed Building
£5.2m Project Cost
£504k Mechanical Cost