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CBC to undertake £4.5m Russell Institute revamp

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March 27 2015

CBC to undertake £4.5m Russell Institute revamp
Renfrewshire Council has appointed contractor CBC and architects Elder & Cannon to undertake a £4.5m refurbishment of Paisley’s A-listed Russell Institute to transform it onto office space for Skills Development Scotland.

The former health centre has lain empty since 2011 before the local authority acquired it with a view to turning the historic building into a training and employment hub.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “The Russell Institute is one of the jewels in Paisley’s architectural crown and has been one of the most distinctive buildings in the town centre for the best part of a century.

“We are thrilled to have been able to pull together a deal to bring it back to life and are glad the project is moving forward as planned.
“Paisley town centre has the second-highest concentration of listed buildings of anywhere in Scotland and we are committed to keeping them alive for future generations.”

Refurbishment works are expected to take around a year to complete.

4 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 27 Mar 2015 at 11:03 AM
Good to see this re-used. Designed by James Steel Maitland. Canadian pilot in the First World War. Designed lots of other bits and pieces throughout Renfrewshire including the eastern half of Paisley abbey!
I remember being inside this building in the early 60's! Yo!
D to the R
#2 Posted by D to the R on 28 Mar 2015 at 12:40 PM
Who are the architects UR?
Gary mair
#3 Posted by Gary mair on 30 Mar 2015 at 09:02 AM
D to the R
ELDER AND CANNONitectire
Gary Mair
#4 Posted by Gary Mair on 30 Mar 2015 at 13:44 PM
I appear to have had my identity stolen by a non proof reader.

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