Construction of two new interlinked buildings providing 2,238 sq m of workspace to expand the creative industries cluster at the former grammar school in Redruth.
Krowji is a successful creative industries workspace cluster based at the former grammar school in Redruth. It has operated since 2005 and currently has nearly 60 workspaces housing a workforce of 110 people; rent levels are comparable to or above local commercial rents; occupancy levels are around 100%.
Its overall purpose is to raise the profile, capacity and profitability of the creative industries in Cornwall and to give them a business advantage in regional, national and international markets.
Krowji Phase 1 will construct two new buildings providing 2,238 m2 of new workspaces and a new access road. There will be up to 61 units which will create 145 new jobs and give gross GVA of around £3.3 million per year. The new buildings are designed to a high standard of finish and will achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation, incorporating photovoltaic cells, air source heat pumps and other environmentally sustainable features.
The project’s aim is to provide the high-quality business infrastructure needed to support the growth of the creative sector in Cornwall and to add significant extra floor area to the existing workspace cluster at Krowji which is operating at full capacity.