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.
The creation of Inverness Creative Academy is happening in two phases.
Phase 1 was completed in November 2018. This phase brought the 1913 Arts and Science extension back into use as 30 studio spaces for artists and makers. The first tenants moved into their studios in December 2018.
See building plans for Phase 1 below:
Here is a visualisation of the studio spaces created by LDN architects:
We are currently fundraising for Phase 2 which 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 on two levels overlooking the hall
Fully accessible meeting rooms and facilities for hire
See building plans for Phase 2 below
Here is a visualisation of the assembly hall space by LDN architects