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Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Description:

Originally constructed in 1863, The Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock houses a 500 seat theatre, 900 seat concert hall, exhibition rooms and art halls.

Consisting of mainly large scale roof repairs to the grade A-listed building, the project includes the stripping and re-slating of existing pitched roofs, rot repairs to roof timbers, lead and zinc work, replacement and removal of existing fragile rooflights, renewal of rainwater gutters and downpipes, bitumen felt repairs to all flat roofs, removal of several brick chimneys and rear area roof tower, stabilisation of existing stone turrets along with repairs to sandstone walls at the front elevation of the property.

As the theatre remained operational throughout the project works, close collaboration with the client was required to minimize disruption caused by construction activity.

The historic nature of the building required a close working relationship with Historic Scotland to approve in particular the workmanship of the slating, stone repair and leadwork to preserve the original features of the building.

 

Key Facts / Information:

Client East Ayshire Council
Architect     East Ayrshire Council
Location Kilmarnock, Town Centre    
Duration 33 weeks
Value £1,200,000