The Walker Laird building is getting a makeover…

If you have passed the Paisley office of Walker Laird recently, you would have noticed the scaffolding around our building. Our building is undergoing external repairs thanks to the latest round of heritage funding to regenerate the town centre of Paisley.


The works on the building are being carried out through the £4 million Paisley Townscape and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (TH.CARS2). This scheme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and Renfrewshire Council.


This scheme is a building repair and shopfront improvement scheme which aims to make the High Street and surrounding areas a more attractive place to visit and invest in. This scheme builds on the success of the initial THI/CARS scheme which transformed the Causeyside Street area.


This funding will allow repairs to the exterior of the building with the work being carried out by local construction company, Clark Contracts.


Ronnie McGinlay, Partner at Walker Laird said:

“Our firm is keen to stay in the centre of Paisley and due to the cost of the major refurbishment works sought advice on grant funding from Renfrewshire Council. The decision to award the grant has allowed Walker Laird to maintain its presence in the town and the firm is very grateful for the assistance and advice offered throughout this process.”


Alongside a number of different projects, this scheme aims to revitalise Paisley’s town centre. These projects include the proposed relocation of Paisley Library to a vacant property on the High Street, the restoration of the Russell Institute and plans for a £42 million revamp to Paisley Museum.


You can find out more about the Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme here.


Business is still operating as usual. The property at 9 Gilmour Street is a beautiful B Listed building which will benefit greatly from the planned programme of repairs. We are looking forward to seeing the building on completion.