for community enterprise
The St Ives Workstation project involves the acquisition, design development and fit-out of a long-vacant building in the heart of the town. The property, which will be transformed into an enterprise hub, lies close to the railway station, with spectacular views over St Ives Bay. The concept for its redevelopment evolved directly from the St Ives Neighbourhood Plan consultation, the subsequent foundation of St Ives Community Land Trust, and from St Ives Coastal Community Team’s Economic Strategy & Plan.
Housed in Grade II listed building originally built for James Halse, a famous mine-owner, and MP, the project breathes new civic life into an important asset for the town. A vibrant interior fit-out will be complemented by a sensitive contemporary extension and new terrace, to accommodate the Workstation’s support services, partnership initiatives, training, activities, facility-hire and portfolio projects.
Our design includes seminar and event space; a café with catering facilities for pop-up events; rentable office space, informal hot-desking facilities; and ancillary accommodation, with accessibilty across 4 floors.