A former vacant shop unit in Twerton High Street, Bath has been transformed into a community-led pop-up creative space and workshop for Bath’s Carnival team.
The team will use the space over the next few weeks to work with volunteers and professional artists to make costumes for the July carnival.
The project has been delivered with support from Bath & North East Somerset Council and funded by the West of England Combined Authority as part of the regional ‘Love our High Streets’ pilot which seeks to re-vitalise and re-think the way we use local high streets.
The University of Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre offers work space, business acceleration and inspiration for high-growth, knowledge-based companies and the entrepreneurs that create them. As part of the SETsquared network it offers business support to startups including mentoring, training programmes and access to investors. The Centre currently supports around 45 start-ups as members as well as many more businesses through its extensive range of collaborative programmes.
Due to the high levels of office to residential conversion within the Bath City area Bath and North East Somerset Council have implemented an Article 4 Direction.
Following the consultation in May 2018, Bath and North East Somerset Council have implemented an Article 4 Direction on Office to Residential conversations. This direction came into effect on 24th May 2019. The Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights for change of use from offices to residential within the central area of Bath.
The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub is running a number of events and workshops and are inviting organisations and individuals to register for tickets to their next sustainable economy event.
The event is free for all to attend and is being held in Bristol at the Engine Shed on Thursday 27th June from 8am-10.30am - it is part of a series of linked events aimed at exploring approaches to creating a sustainable economy.