About the project
Austin-Smith:Lord have assisted North Lanarkshire Venues team in refurbishment and essential conservation and improvements to the category 'B' Listed Town Hall and theatre. The aim of the project was to restore the town hall to its early 20th Century grandeur and to turn it into a more active and usable venue for various artists and community groups. The work involved complete replacement of the natural slate roof and extensive repairs and re-dressing of external stonework. A new DDA compliant entrance has been created into a new exhibition area with cafe and bar facilities situated in a contemporary side extension. The stage was re-levelled and new sound and lighting installed together with two new projection rooms for both public halls.