Murdo calls for public to get involved in Perth City Hall consultation


Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser has called for the people of Perth to have their voices heard on the five-new designs set to transform Perth City Hall.

After 12 years of lying vacant, the debate over the future of Perth City Hall is over and it will be transformed into a new cultural hub. However, a new debate over what this should look like is just beginning.

Architects have submitted initial design concepts which will be available to view online and will also be on display at Council HQ at 2 High Street.

The public will have four methods to comment on the design concepts by either filling in an online survey, emailing Perth2021, writing to the City Hall Exhibition or submitting a comment form at 2 High Street.

Public comments may influence the final design and a summary of findings will be included in a report to the Council. The future of Perth City Hall has crystallised opinions in the Fair City and Murdo believes that this consultation gives residents a final chance to have their say.

Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;

“The future of Perth city hall has divided people from across the city and now with a definitive plan in place for its future, residents will have a final chance to have their say. 

“The design concepts for the new cultural hub combine old and new and there is a real divergence in the artists interpretation of what it could look like.

“Public opinion on the future design will be considered before a final decision is made and I would encourage people to contribute their opinions.

“As Perth bids for the UK City of Culture 2021 title, the transformation of City Hall could be the centrepiece that wins it for the Fair City. Therefore, it is vital that we select a design that properly represents everything that is great about the city and the public must get involved in this.”