Granby Winter Garden
Granby Winter Garden will embed arts practice into the re-building of Granby, creating a unique resource for community building, creativity, cultural production and exchange.
Designed by Assemble, two traditional Victorian terraced houses will be refurbished to create a surprising new space behind an otherwise unchanged domestic facade. One house will be a contemporary urban greenhouse with an elegant glazed roof, and planting to the whole height of the building from cellar to ceiling; with a potting shed and pond at the rear. The second house, linked by new openings through existing walls, will provide rooms for community use and an artists residency space.
Granby Winter Garden will be a place for neighbours to meet each other, to work and learn together, to host visitors and occasions. Alongside this we will offer a programme of residencies across many art forms, with a focus on projects that are useful to the local community; and will nurture and develop artists and creatives in L8, offering a springboard and platform for their work.
Commissioner: Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust
Lead Artists: Assemble
Project Partners: Bluecoat
Funders: Arts Council England’s Small Capital Programme, The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, The Granada Foundation, P.H. Holt Foundation, People’s Health Trust, and Veolia Environmental Trust.