An exhibition featuring the initial design concepts created by the five shortlisted architectural firms for the transformation of Perth City Hall into a cultural attraction will go on show for members of the public in early June.
The exhibitions will feature the initial concept ideas submitted by each firm. Once an architect has been selected the detailed design will be developed. The concepts can be viewed in the Civic Hall at 2 High Street from 12 noon on 12 June. The exhibition will then be open 10am-7pm on weekdays and 10am – 4pm at weekends until 24 June. Images from the exhibition will also be displayed at the back of City Hall opposite St John’s Kirk, and online.
Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on the designs. Comments can be made by: completing an online form atwww.pkc.gov.uk/CityHallConcepts; emailing Perth2021@pkc.gov.uk; writing to City Hall Exhibition, Perth & Kinross Council, 35 Kinnoull Street, Pullar House, Perth PH1 5GD; or completing the feedback forms available at the Civic Hall. A summary of public comments will be presented alongside the recommendation made to Council. The final decision on which firms wins will be made by Perth & Kinross Council in the summer. Formal public consultation will form part of the subsequent planning process.
The five shortlisted architects are Austin-Smith: Lord and MVRDV; Hoskins Architects; LDN; Mecanoo; and Richard Murphy Architects. Following the successful architect being confirmed, the development of the detailed plans and applications for planning consent and listed building consent will take place, with construction works due to begin in 2019.