Weighhouse Close, Paisley



Allan & Hanel provided full Quantity Surveying and Contract Administrator services for the reinstatement of this fire damaged B-listed property in Paisley. The photographs above show the condition of the building before and after the reinstatement works.

The building was originally the Coates Memorial Home in Paisley, built circa 1900, where girls who were brought in from rural areas to work in Coates’ factories stayed.

The building was in a dangerous condition requiring lateral bracing and it was pieced together using the existing stonework found on the site. The windows were manufactured by hand to match the original windows, except double glazed, and the external doors were based on the original design also.

The reinstatement of the building involved converting it into eleven residential apartments and comprised taking down and rebuilding stone wallheads, reconstructing gables, dormers and chimneys, new roof structure and slate, leadworks, gutters and downpipes, new windows doors, floors, stairs, internal walls and partitions, internal finishes, kitchens, bathrooms, mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations, external drainage, and hard and soft landscaping.

Project Value: £1,200,000
Client: Cluny Properties (Paisley) Limited