INSPIRATIONAL REGENERATION PROJECTS
Here are a number of inspirational projects that have contributed to the regeneration of their towns and cities. GGIFT has received advice and encouragement from a number of people involved.
The Station, Richmond
Station Yard Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4LD 01748 850123
This £3.7 million project went from concept to completion within three years, and now attracts over 350,000 visitors per year.
The Custard Factory
Gibb St Birmingham West Midlands B9 4AA 0121 224 7777
An example of a huge industrial complex which is gradually being brought back into profitable new use. The management maintains its identity and sense of cohesion by carefully choosing tenants as spaces become available.
89 Gorton Lane Manchester M12 5WF 0161 223 3211
The renovation of Gorton Monastery is a marvellous achievement. The determination, persistence and faith of the trustees is an inspiration.
Baltic Flour Mill
The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts housing galleries, Sculpture Garden, Coffee Shop, and Ropery Hall – a venue for live music, theatre and cinema – all housed within a Grade II listed former rope factory. The building, part of the former Hall’s Barton Ropery that closed in 1989, is the longest Grade II listed building in the country and now attracts more than 100,000 visitors every year.
Other facilities at The Ropewalk include a printmaking workshop, artists’ studios, meeting rooms available for outside lets and a picture framing department.