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Iconic building re-opens to celebrate its 90th anniversary

By 20th January 2017News, Public Sector
Reception area of the Russell Institute in Paisley

© Keith Hunter Photography

The Russell Institute is one of Paisley’s most ornate and iconic buildings. It was gifted to the then Burgh of Paisley, on 19th March 1927, by Agnes Russell in memory of her late brothers, who were both solicitors in the town.

It was formerly used as a public health centre but, being in need of a major overhaul, the building lay dormant until the local council took ownership in 2015 and the revitalisation plan took shape.

The £5m regeneration project was part funded by the council, alongside grant funding from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and Historic Environment Scotland. It now operates as a skills and employability hub, being occupied by Skills Development Scotland and Invest in Renfrewshire.

To find out more on the Russell Institute Refurbishment Project, see this Case Study.


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