Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

The Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, opened in 1927 and closed for a redevelopment in 2014 and officially re-opened in November 2016. In the early years the building was used as a music hall, indoor arena and a barrage balloon factory.  From 1987 to 2011 the Kelvin Hall was used as an International Sports arena and Transport Museum.  The building is protected as a category B listed building.

Fergmann Window Solutions Ltd started work here in late August 2014. Our work here included the removal and refurbishment of all sash and case, casement and arched-head windows.  All windows were brought back to our workshop and completely stripped of paint to expose all necessary repairs, thereafter, the existing glass was carefully removed and set aside to be refitted.  The next stage was to carry out all extensive repairs, re-glaze and re-fit sashes to frames. The refurbishment was completed once all windows were taken to a fully painted finish according to specific paint specifications.  Using all traditional joinery methods, we replaced with new sash and case, casement and arched-head windows to a like for like basis.  All windows were fully re-fitted by spring 2016.

The Kelvin Hall Project is a unique partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland.  Please see link to the You Tube video produced by Glasgow life.   Kelvin Hall Chapter 2