An Arts Council England Capital Grant is helping us to carry out major upgrades at Martello St, which are due for completion by end of September. The Martello St studio site is a building rich in artistic history, and has been part of the SPACE portfolio since the 1970s. The site currently provides studio space for more than 60 artists.
Key improvements made to the building include re-roofing and installation of new double glazed windows throughout the East wing, which will provide better working conditions for artists, increasing environmental performance and reducing heating bills. Wifi is also being installed throughout.
The upper floor has been re-partitioned providing extra studio space, from September 2014 will be home to the David Troostwyk Bursary Studio which is sponsored by Matt's Gallery.
Images Courtesy: Chris Dorley-Brown