The nationally-acclaimed Krowji creative hub has secured full £2 million funding for the second phase expansion of its flagship Percy Williams Building.
The new development, funded mostly by the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council, will create an extra 20 studios, adding space for around 40 people to Krowji’s current community of 200.
The Phase 1 Percy Williams development cost £3.7 million with the investment fully justified by Krowji’s success and huge popularity among its tenants.
“We are all so proud of what we’ve created here at Krowji,” said founder and director Ross Williams. “We’re the largest creative cluster west of Bristol with a unique mix of tenants working right across the creative sector – and we operate at capacity so we know the new space will be highly in demand.”
An extra enticement to prospective new tenants – and a draw to the wider community – will be the opening of a new café at the heart of Krowji from September – with contracts just signed and agreed with The Hungry Horsebox Co.
To take a look at Krowji’s Phase 2 plans, visit during Open Studios Cornwall from May 25- June 2.