Methodist Central Hall
Awarded a grant to renew roof areas at risk from dry rot and to renew and upgrade stonework, chimneys and windows. The repairs will help to prevent the building falling into disrepair and ensure the future of the building as a heritage resource within Paisley. Work is urgently required within the next two years to maintain the historic building in a structurally secure, wind and watertight condition.
Designed by architects Watson and Salmond in the Free Renaissance style and constructed in 1908, Paisley’s Methodist Central Hall is the last remaining intact Central Hall in Scotland.
The decline of the building would be a risk to the town centre of Paisley and the Heritage cluster of the Town Hall, Paisley Abbey, St. Mirin's Cathedral and Methodist Central Hall. Its loss would also have a significant negative impact on church architectural heritage in Scotland.