The Art Department

The Art Department is a new, large-scale, pop-up exhibition venue in the Paisley Centre. Occupying the site of the former Allders Department Store (formerly owned by the Co-op plc) and now owned by Beyond Retail. This exciting new space will feature an art shop, a creative learning space, two floors of exhibition space some 1,118sqm and 1,434sqm respectively, and a third-floor 2,284sqm drama rehearsal & flexible performance space.

Located at the Paisley Centre, 2-10 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UQ map

Opened 20th April 2022

Find us on Social @artdeptpaisley


The Property [ Full Drawings ]

Level 1 – Ground Floor [ plans ] [ dimensions ] 1000sqft

Facilities: Broadband / Wifi / HDMI Projectors+Screen / 100 seats / 30-50 work tables

Level 2 [ plans ] 1500sqft

Level 3 [ plans ] 2300sqft

Level 4 – Ancilliary/Staff only [ plans ]

  • Ladies/Gents changing rooms+toilets
  • Staff Canteen/kitchen – 30 seats
  • Two Offices
  • 1 Rear Storage area
  • Fire Exit to Roof


Loading Bay and Goods Yard via New Street, sat nav PA1 1XU

Hoist + Two Goods lifts to Levels 1,2,3.

Disabled access to all Levels 1,2,3 via Mall Lifts

Internal and external mall Stair/Escalators to Levels 1,2,3.

TOILETS: Ladies/Gents/Disabled/Baby Changing toilets on Mall Level2

Cafés: Greggs / Cafe Su

Shops: The Paisley Centre