Phase 2 of Krowji redevelopment scheme commences

Phase 2 of the major Krowji redevelopment scheme is now underway. Currie & Brown is project managing the scheme, which will add around 20 extra workspaces to the current community of 200 working in the creative industries on the site of the old Redruth Grammar School in Cornwall.

Krowji also engaged Currie & Brown to deliver cost management, principal designer and building surveying services for the development.

Funded predominantly by the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England, and Cornwall Council, Phase 2 brings to fruition years of meticulous planning by the Krowji team, led by founder and director Ross Williams. “We’re in the privileged position of seeing our most ambitious dreams for Krowji become reality,” said Ross. “Our business plan has been rock-solid, and we’ve been operating at capacity, providing inspirational work spaces of all shapes and sizes which are hugely popular among our community of tenants. We know the new workshops and studios will be in high demand.”

James Wickett, director at Currie & Brown, added: “Phase 2 of this exciting project will provide 21 new studios and workspaces for an additional 50 people. The redevelopment project is helping to satisfy the increasing demand for Krowji space and we are delighted to be involved.”

Notes to editors:

  • Krowji studios come in all shapes and sizes and currently provide space for more than 200 “makers” and creative businesses. When completed Phase 2 will provide 21 BREEAM 'Excellent' studios with a total floor area of 7,000 sq ft, able to accommodate a further 50 people.
  • The project is receiving up to £1,452,743 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit
  • Project Investment: ERDF £1,452,743, Arts Council England £250,000 and Cornwall Council £250,00.

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