The new build council office is the main component of the West Dunbartonshire Councils Office Rationalisation Programme, which aims to reduce the amount of office space occupied by the council.
The works comprise the demolition of the existing Burgh Hall to make way for the new office building. The site on Castle Street utilises the existing Grade A listed façade which was formerly part of the Dumbarton Burgh Halls (the old Academy Building). This façade has many components which required an integrated solution to the design including the restoration and conservation of the historical façade, the regeneration of a town centre site and the establishment of a 21st century workplace providing flexibility for council activities together with openness for public access to services.
The works are currently progressing well on site, with the upper floor construction well underway which can be seen in the video link provided. The works are due to complete in December this year.