- Craneworks will convert the beautiful but neglected Stothert & Pitt factory buildings fronting the Lower Bristol Road into a world-class Centre for Invention
- Craneworks will deliver a cutting-edge fusion of creativity, technology, engineering and making, allied with enterprise
- Craneworks will develop future-facing skills and provide exciting spaces and facilities for creative and innovative businesses in Bath
- Craneworks will make its services and public facilities accessible and socially inclusive, reaching out to the whole community
- Craneworks will house 250–300 jobs (many of them new), generating a net positive impact in GVA of over £25 million a year
- Craneworks will interpret the remarkable history of Stothert and Pitt (and Thomas Fuller) and will seek to return an original Stothert & Pitt crane to the site
- Craneworks will showcase local, national and international exhibitions of art, design and making, including work produced on site
- Craneworks will provide two large auditoria for film & digital media, conferences and ‘show and tell’ events and will house the Bath Film Festival programme and other arts and festival events
- Craneworks will be the beacon of 21st-century Bath and will attract national profile and inward investment for the development of North Quays and the Bath Enterprise Area
- Craneworks will have a great cafe!
Interdisciplinary spaces for arts, science, technology and making to mingle together need to exist in all cities … Bath with its rich history of local innovators, from Dyson and Brunel to writers and artists, is a perfect place to bring alive a space of collaborative creativity for a new generation of digital and analogue creators to make innovation happen together.
Jessi Baker, Designer and Technologist