A LOCAL A-listen museum is set for a £23 million transformation.

Councillors in Renfrewshire approved the appointment of the contractor to deliver the works to reshape Paisley Museum. 

Work is due to commence from early summer, with construction likely to be completed by 2022 - reopening to the public in 2023. 

The approval marks a significant milestone in the £42 million redevelopment of the facility, which is the signature project in Paisley's radical regeneration.

The project is an important part of Paisley’s economic recovery from lockdown, which aims to increase footfall to the Renfrewshire town. 

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Paisley Museum Reimagined Project Director, Kirsty Devine, said: “The approval to appoint the main works contractor is an exciting step forward in realising our ambitions of radically transforming this prominent symbol of Paisley’s past for future generations.

“A great deal of work has taken place behind the scenes over the last year to help realise our vision for the museum and once the contractor is formally appointed and work begins on site in early summer the public will start to see that vision take shape.

“Paisley Museum was founded as a place of learning at the heart of the town and this redevelopment project will preserve that for years to come, while showcasing the town’s globally-significant story like never before.”