Krowji Creative hub in Redruth is home to dozens of studios and workshops and creative businesses including jewellers, artists, textile workers and theatre companies. Over the past 10 years it’s become a must visit attraction for people taking glamping Cornwall holidays, and that looks set to continue.
After a successful European funding bid the Krowji site, at the old Redruth Grammar School, will grow to almost double its current size.
The funding will pay for part of the derelict old school named after the Cornish word for workshop, to be knocked down, making way for a number of new state-of-the art spaces – which will allow more talented individuals to move into Krowji’s creative studios.
The planned works will see the old main school building, built in 1907, restored and retained while the site’s dilapidated 1950s canteen and gym will be demolished and replaced with new work-spaces offering views across the Cornish countryside and towards the sea at Portreath.
Each of the new buildings at the site will be linked by a new glass bridge and a courtyard garden will look past this out to sea, helping create a natural feeling.
Ross Williams, who first opened Krowji in 2004, said he was very pleased to have secured funding and that work would be starting later this week.
Krowji is Cornish for workshop and currently houses more than 100 creative professionals.