This project sought to create a new facility in Glasgow’s Royston area to act as a multi-purpose base for a range of community groups and organisations.
Spire View Housing Association were the project lead however there were a number of project stakeholders and funders involved in realising this project.
The new building replaced the Rainbow Hall, constructed 1905, with its historic façade retained and incorporated into the new building.
We were able to salvage stone from the existing building as it was demolished, being re-dressed and used within the new building including the build of the new lobby and for repairs and replacement to the existing boundary walls.
The retained A-listed spire was integrated into a new, accessible shared public space with significant environmental works forming ‘Spire Park’. The conservation of the façade and spire required a programme of stone repairs and other fabric improvements being carried out as part of the main works.
The new building provides two multi-use community halls, community café with commercial kitchen, large flexible meeting space, reception with open plan office space along with smaller additional office spaces, interview room and a community shop. Internally, moveable wall systems were included within the halls to facilitate a number of events simultaneously.