A long-standing vacant property in Keynsham has been transformed, offering local businesses, art and community groups the opportunity to use a fully serviced, accessible, flexible and affordable space for a range of potential activities.
The project forms part of a broader High Street Regeneration strategy for Keynsham. It aims to encourage people to the southern end of the High Street, complementing public realm improvements along Temple Street.
Over the next year, the space will host community business & arts pop-up activities alongside pilot programmes as part of Keynsham Local Cultural Programme.
If you or your organisation would be interested in hiring the space, please fill in an Expression of Interest to let us know more about your idea. We are looking for a wide range of users and initiatives, including pop-up shops, studio sessions, events, exhibitions, workshops, meetings, co-working, skills and training sessions, and more.
MakeSpace is located on 2 Riverside Terrace, next door to Baby & Co (rear entrance) and diagonally opposite the entrance to Keynsham Leisure Centre. It is conveniently located four minutes on foot to the nearest bus stop and ten minutes’ walk to Keynsham Train Station.
The refurbishment of MakeSpace is funded by the West of England Combined Authority‘s Love our High Streets Fund. Match funding for the frontage improvements has come from the Keynsham High Street Heritage Action Zone’s Shopfront Improvements project, funded by Historic England. The frontage was designed by YOU&ME Architects and painted by signwriter Tozer.