Clydebank Civic Heart

A tangled circulation combed straight and opened to the sky

In 2013, Page\Park completed the successful redevelopment of Clydebank’s Town Hall complex, transforming it into a vibrant hub, the ‘civic heart’ of Clydebank. The complex, dating back to 1902 and designed by James Miller, houses the Museum, Council Chamber, and Provost’s accommodations, serving as a public assembly space.

The original structures featured impressive main spaces, but narrow, disorienting corridors. We refocused the public entrance to Hall Street, creating spacious foyers with improved circulation on the ground floor. Top-lit routes facilitate Museum expansion, and a new gallery extension overlooks a landscaped garden on the former baths site.

The project enhanced the Main and Lesser Halls, converted the former police station cell block into distinctive dressing rooms, and added a scene dock for Main Hall stage access. By consolidating services and addressing repairs, we aim to attract new users and ensure the complex’s sustainable future.


During Clydebank Rebuilt’s design forums, Page\Park played a key role in developing an interior strategy. Main spaces retained their original character, while ‘in between spaces’ became attractive foyers, linking to a freestanding box housing the Lesser Hall. Foyers showcase Clydebank’s heritage with focused exhibits, including model ships and Singer sewing machine factory artifacts. The relocated statue of Mercury adds a historical touch.

Designed by James Miller in 1900, the Town Hall served various functions, prompting the ‘Civic Heart’ project. Creative conservation reinvigorated the complex, emphasizing the Hall Street entrance. The Masterplan, led by Clydebank Rebuilt, aimed to reconnect the town centre to the riverside, with the Town Hall completing the vision of a Civic, Cultural, and Residential Quarter.

The Clydebank Masterplan envisions a revitalized town centre, linking retail functions to a mixed-use riverfront. The Town Hall contributes to this vision, fostering a new community along the south-facing riverbank, connected by a new north-south street pattern integrated into existing town structures.

Project Info

West Dunbartonshire Council
5 Hall St, Clydebank
July 2012
Conservation Consulting
Graphic Design
Urban Planning
Structural Engineer
M&E Engineer
Hawthorne Boyle
Landscape Architect
Harrison Stevens
Cost Consultant
Clark Contracts
Andrew Lee
Client Representitive
Clydebank Rebuilt