St Agnes Island Hall & Workspace
The St Agnes Island Hall & Workspace project provides opportunities for business and employment and removes barriers to the workplace in one of UK’s most perhiperal locations on the Isles of Scilly.
The St Agnes Island Hall & Workspace Project will create a highly flexible new building adjoining the refurbished and repaired Island Hall. The hall will provide an improved, resilient, 21st Century community hub, whilst the new build will create a focal point for business on the island of St Agnes. The project represents a once in a generation opportunity to create a robust and sustainable facility, utilising low carbon design principles, that meets the needs of the whole island. The Island Hall project will create new workspaces, improved facilities and community space, together with the renovation of the existing building.
The project will:-
• Develop the land to the rear of the Island’s Hall to provide 208m2 high quality, flexible workspace comprising of 3 units of 11m2, 2 unit of 8.8m2, 1 unit of 9m2, 1 unit of 24m2 (mezzanine) 60.7m2 communal space, plant room, commercial kitchen, WC’s and storage room/meeting room..
• Provide a workspace based on and incorporating Passihaus and BREEAM principles
• Provide employment opportunities for 9.45 FtE’s with a focus on knowledge and creative industries sectors in a community with very poor access to employment opportunities and business premises
The refurbishment of the existing Island Hall will be funded through a mix of community funds and Local Action Group Funding (RDPE). The new build element of the project will be funded by £1,987,000 of ERDF Convergence funding resulting in 208 sq m of high quality, flexible workspace and 9.45 jobs created.