The Norwich Consortium : King's Lynn Creative Hub Feasibility Study
Culture Shift is working as part of a consortium with Hudson Architects, Greenwell Consulting and Urban Delivery (The Norwich Consortium) on a feasibility and options study into the possibility of a Creative Hub in King's Lynn Norfolk.
The Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk (BCKLWN) has appointed us as consultants (called The Norwich Consortium) to investigate the potential for a Creative Hub to exist in King's Lynn. Full details of the tender can be found here:
We are starting with a blank canvas as the brief is quite open – what kind of hub will work long-term for King's Lynn, be self-sustaining, providing a way for creative people to connect and work together and to enhance the development of skills and earning potential for creative businesses of all kinds.
The consortium consists of four lead people, backed up by their organisations:
Our approach is based on Who, Where and How questions.
Marion will be leading on the ‘who’ by finding out who is interested in a hub, who are the potential users, what is the need in King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
Hannah will focus on the ‘where’ by looking at buildings, sites and possibilities for use of existing buildings or new build.
Erika will be researching comparable examples of creative hubs and how they are run and leading on recommendations for the best legal and organisational structure for a hub, which could be anything from a network to a full purpose-designed building.
Simon is an expert in costs and financial viability of built schemes and regenerations of sites and buildings so he will guide on financial viability.
The initial work will be a through ‘mapping’ of King's Lynn and area, to find the uses and potential users. To this end we will be making phone calls and visits to people in King's Lynn, either individually or in groups. And asking lots of questions!
Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us by phoning or emailing Marion Catlin at firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 07946 261651 or filling in the contact form on the right.