The Inverness Creative Academy project will transform two beautiful B-listed former school buildings on the Inverness Royal Academy site in the Crown area of the city into a creative hub.

This will be the largest creative hub in the Highlands, providing space for artists, designers, makers, creative industries, arts organisations and cultural social enterprises.
The two buildings currently provide 3,200 m2 in floor area and therefore have the capacity to make a considerable contribution to local heritage regeneration and to the growth of the wider creative economy in the Highlands.
This project is being led by Wasps, Scotland’s largest provider of creative workspace.
Inverness Creative Academy is happening in two parts.

Phase 1 will provide up to 39 studio spaces for artists, designers and makers. This part of the project will be complete in Autumn 2018.

See building plans for phase 1 below:


Here is a visualisation of the studio spaces created by LDN architects:
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Phase 2 will provide:
• 54 workspaces for creative industries and cultural social enterprises
• Public café within the restored former assembly hall
• Public exhibition, events and workshop spaces

See building plans for Phase 2 below


Here is a visualisation of the assembly hall space by LDN architects

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