Renfrewshire Council supports ‘Baker Street’ venue project

Renfrewshire Council voted to back the proposed Baker Street cultural venue in Paisley town centre at the Council Meeting on Thursday 28 June.

Renfrewshire Councillors voted to recognise the contribution Baker Street will have to regeneration in Paisley and Renfrewshire.

It was a simple and short motion which was unanimously passed at the full Council meeting.

View the video link here for item 11 Motion 5 on the menu on the right of the page. Motion 5 is at 48 minutes from the start of the video. 

Plans for a cinema and performing arts theatre complex in the centre of Paisley have been put forward by Paisley Community Trust (PCT) who want a “cultural and creative quarter” called Baker Street Paisley, with the new built site behind the former Arnott’s on Gauze Street, Paisley

The proposals include a three to five screen cinema and a 500 seat theatre. The charity developed the initial designs with Glasgow architects Stallan-Brand and it now hopes to raise funding for the project. If the successful, the complex would be due for completion in 2021.