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Johnstone Town Hall scoops project of the year award

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Johnstone Town Hall in Renfrewshire has received the Project of the Year accolade at the RICS Awards 2016.

The new £14.5m town hall boasts a library, theatre space, marriage suite, cafe and meeting rooms.

Opened in March 2015, the building was also recognised for its local impact by scooping the community benefit award.

The annual RICS awards, which celebrate initiatives in the built environment, was held in Edinburgh on Thursday.

The coveted Project of the Year Award is presented to the project which demonstrates best practice by professionals working in both the built and natural environments.

Chairman of RICS Scotland judging panel Colin Smith said: "Johnstone Town Hall embraces the very essence of the RICS property awards.

"The project team demonstrated an exceptional procurement methodology and from its very inception there was a real focus on exhausting all opportunities to engage with the community."

The building was a joint project delivered by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with development partner Hub West Scotland.

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