Kier cleared for Paisley Museum summer start
March 31 2021
Kier Construction has been asked to deliver a £23m main works contract for the delivery of Paisley Museum following final sign off by councilors.
Renfrewshire Council is backing a £42m overhaul of the A-listed cultural landmark at the hands of AL_A and exhibition designers Opera Amsterdam, increasing the volume of objects on display by 150%.
When complete the expanded museum will stand as a cultural hub for the town, complementing ongoing efforts to revitalise the town centre heading out of lockdown. New additions will include a striking red glazed entrance courtyard, west wing, gardens and an interactive weaving studio.
Professor Frances Fowle, senior curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, said: “It is wonderful that the museum will not only be restored to its former glory but will be transformed into a world-class venue. I am excited that Paisley is undergoing this period of cultural Renaissance and am proud to be a Patron of the Paisley Museum Reimagined project.”
Kier's appointment is expected to be formalised next month with the contractor moving on-site over the summer. The revamped museum will not open its doors to the public until 2023.