The Creative Workspace is a major new hub for cultural production in the Port of Grimsby including studio, exhibition and shared production facilities. This will regenerate and utilise up to six heritage buildings on Grimsby’s unique dockside Kasbah area, recapturing and rejuvenating this historic space. A visit by Historic England’s Historic Places Panel recognised the ‘considerable commercial potential in the Kasbah, which if unlocked would come with manifold social and community benefits.’
The Creative Workspace will tie in with the overall vision for the economic regeneration of the Kasbah as a space for economic and creative potential, re-establishing connections with Grimsby and the wider heritage on offer within the town (known as the Heritage Action Zone).
World-renowned architectural consultancy Donald Insall Associates have been appointed to look at the architecture of the buildings on the port to assess their suitability for long-term future use by the creative industries sector. There are many possible permutations for a creative industries hub: it could be workspace-orientated, desk orientated or art, craft or artisan orientated studio space for example.