The Redruth hilltop home of the Krowji creative hub is bristling with cranes, cherry pickers and steel girders as the latest stage in a £3.7 million development takes shape before the surrounding community and countryside.
100 tonnes of steel in the framework and 1000 tonnes of concrete in the ground are forming Krowji’s two new landmark buildings alongside its handsome Old Grammar School base which will more than double the space available to more than 200 people working in the arts and creative industries.
“We’re all very excited by how quickly it’s taking shape,” said Krowji founder Ross Williams – the man behind the vision and the business plan which has won backing both from private sources and the European Regional Development Programme’s Convergence Programme.
“Now that the concrete floor planks are also going in you can really start to feel how our beautiful new space is going to look. You get surprising glimpses of it from inside the art block when you look up through the skylights. The frame should be done in another couple of weeks and then the roof and cladding start to go on.”
The new space at the centre is expected to be ready by the spring.