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Campbeltown Picture House

    Winner of the Planning, Protective Services and Licensing (PPSL) Committee Members’ Vote

    Campbeltown Picture House is A-Listed and has been shortlisted in both the built heritage and community-led regeneration categories. The project was led by Burrel Foley Fischer Architects and involved the sensitive restoration of the historic main auditorium as well as the addition of a second screen and café bar.

    A strong part of the remit for the restoration of the Picture House was to ensure that the facilities were accessible to everyone and a lot of care was taken to ensure that the new layout made it welcoming to people with reduced mobility, people who use wheelchairs or parents with buggies. Challenging though it is to ensure a Listed historic building is accessible, the care that has been taken to ensure this is the case is impressive. The architect created a new entrance way to avoid the steps that formed part of the original entrance thus allowing easy access for all but ensuring the striking façade of the building remained unchanged. The layout of both screens means that there is plenty of room for several wheelchairs of all sizes.

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