Campbeltown Town Hall refurbishment is a community hub with offices to rent, conference and meeting facilities and a one-stop-shop for accessing services for local organisations and community activities.
Works to be carried out include; exterior stone repairs, repointing and repainting, re-slating the roof, repair to the gild weather vane, overhaul of the windows including the installation of slimline double glazing, new toilet facilities for up to 200 people, including disabled toilets and baby changing facilities, the installation of a discrete ramp and disabled lift, the installation of a semi-commercial kitchen, the installation of a new sports floor in the main hall, reinstatement of cornicing to replicate the original design and renovation of the original oak and Italian marble panelling throughout the building.
This is a key element and focal point of the £1.8M regeneration of Campbeltown Town Centre, with the council eager to see the building operated by and for the benefit of the community, generating activity in the town centre and giving local people a community asset they can be proud of.
At the early stages of the project, Hulley & Kirkwood carried out renewable energy option studies with simple payback analysis. Annual energy consumption profiles were also created from which a mixed fuel strategy was developed in order to allow the Town Hall to obtain a new gas connection from the local town mains which has restricted capacity for new connections.
The building services have been designed to be as sympathetic as possible to the original features, including the refurbishment of existing ventilators and ornate light fittings. Simple to use, robust system choices feature throughout to avoid creating a complex maintenance burden on the Trust who will be responsible for the operation of the facility.