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Johnstone Town Hall, Caithness flagstone and Chinese granite

 Johnstone Town Hall has been named Public Building of the Year 2015 (Scottish Property Awards) & Project of the year (RICS Scotland Awards 2016)

The construction of Johnstone Town Hall first began its concept in early 2012 with a final design to replace the sites former run-down leisure building into a new high-quality town hall for Renfrewshire Council with a quality public realm to match.

BBS Granite Concepts worked with the landscaping sub-contractor, Malcolm Construction, to offer natural stone solutions for the public realm. To keep in line with Scottish tradition, a mixture of Caithness flagstone from A & D Sutherland and Chinese granite was selected for the external hard landscaping.

Over the course of the two-year construction period installation included Scottish Caithness flagstone paving combined with Chinese silver-grey granite for smaller paved areas, setts, tactile units, kerbs, bollards, walling, tapered step units and bespoke solid granite bench seating.

The project demonstrates a logistical success by BBS to manage timescales efficiently for the delivery of multiple stone types sourced from opposite ends of the world on time, in perfect condition and within budget.

The completed £14.5 million pound project was opened in March 2015 and includes a main hall, theatre space, library, coffee shop, meeting rooms, offices, marriage ceremony suite and a dance studio.

Main Contractor – BAM
Sub-Contractor – Malcolm Construction

Materials Used:
• Scottish Caithness paving
• Silver-Grey Chinese granite paving, setts, kerbs, benches, tactile, bollards, steps.