St. George’s Creative Hub, Gravesham
- Capital Investment - Getting Building Fund, Kent & Medway, Less than £2m
Design in progress
Expected completion date
The St George’s Creative Hub will be a new arts facility in the heart of Gravesend town centre, offering gallery space, a range of activities linked with an active cultural programme and workspace for creative businesses. This will be delivered through the redevelopment of two currently vacant adjacent two-level retail units in the St George’s Centre, which are owned by Gravesham Borough Council and which occupy a prominent site.
Specifically, the St George’s Creative Hub project will deliver:
- A 2,200 sq ft flexible gallery space on the ground floor suitable for accommodating exhibitions, creative learning activity and events and including a reception area;
- A 800 sq ft café area, adjacent to the gallery space on the ground floor, and encouraging public use of the Cultural Hub and supporting its events function; and
- 761 sq ft of creative co-working space on the first floor, alongside a meeting room.
The St George’s Creative Hub project seeks to address three issues: the opportunity to embed creative activity as a key element of community and economic regeneration; the need to support the vibrancy of Gravesend town centre, especially in the context of the trends accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic; and the contribution to the town centre’s longer term development.
£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.
£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 34 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.