Curtis Moore is delighted to announce that we have been awarded phase two of the Kelvin Hall restoration project.
Working alongside main contractos, Mclaughlin & Harvey, Curtis Moore will be supplying 7,500 sq m of Kalzip roof for the Grade B listed building. This is part of a £35 million refurbishment project to transform the iconic Glasgow landmark.
Kelvin Hall opened as an exhibition centre in 1927 and was used for musical performances before becoming a sports arena and home to Glasgow’s Museum of Transport.
The planned second phase of redevelopment will turn a 16,000sq m hall, once occupied by the Transport Museum, into a new home for the Hunterian museum by 2020.
A joint partnership
The project is a joint partnership between Glasgow University, the Hunterian, Glasgow Museums, the National Library of Scotland and Glasgow Club
Phase one of the development was complete at the end of last summer and part of the facility was re-opened to the public.
Kelvin Hall now has an on-site health and fitness centre including eight courts, a multi-purpose sports hall, a gymnastics and martial arts hall and the city’s largest fitness gym. By the time the project is finished, Kelvin Hall will have something to offer to everyone.
Council leader Frank McAveety said: “Kelvin Hall has long been one Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks.
“Glasgow is Scotland’s sporting, cultural and academic powerhouse and the redevelopment of the Kelvin Hall will help us build on that position in the months and years to come.”
“Everyone has their own memory of the Kelvin Hall and I’m delighted that we have been able to breathe new life into this much-loved building.”
A prestigious job
Managing Director at Curtis Moore, Andrew Devlin, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious contract to work on one of our city’s more iconic buildings.”
“The Kelvin Hall is a historic and much loved venue, and for Curtis Moore to be involved in its transformation is a particualtly proud moment for us.”
Curtis Moore is set to begin works in March 2017 with completition around end of summer 2017.
Below is a gallery of photos before we begin work.