Makeover to cost £42m

A £42m extension to Paisley Museum in Glasgow by Amanda Levete’s practice AL_A has been given the go-ahead by the local council.

Planners at Renfrewshire council OK’d the plans which will allow the museum to more than double the number of objects on display to 1,200.

Improvement work will include a new entrance courtyard and entranceway, along with a new west wing, outdoor garden space and an interactive weaving studio.

The museum is expected to re-open in 2022. Opened in 1871, it was designed by Glasgow architect John Honeyman.