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Warehouse, Whitehaven


In development

Key information

  • Acquired in 2015
  • Single storey, brick built with steel pitch roof
  • 3,500 sq. ft. development

Our partners

  • Soundwave
  • Buttress Architects

Unique music and arts venue to nurture local talent and bring the community together.

We acquired the warehouse in 2017 alongside the former Bus Station and Bus Depot sites at Bransty Row, Whitehaven.  Thje former warehouse is a large, empty, urban space, located in a prime position at the Northern Gateway to Whitehaven.  Using modular build solutions we are redeveloping the building to offer music studios, practice rooms and a performance space that will bring our community together.

We are working with local music charity Soundwave to redevelop the site as a creative music hub, an un-licensed venue offering a safe, social venue for all ages.

The venue will offer flexible space for performances, workshops, rehearsals and recording of music/podcasts and will be fully accessible for people with disabilities.  Aligned to our sustainable development aspirations the redevelopment will make use of recycled materials and incorporates green energy into the design. We’re also working closely with acoustic engineers to ensure noise attenuation measures are in place.  The scheme will: –

  • Give local people and visitors a new venue for live music and events
  • Showcase and nurture local talent
  • Provide space for workshops, recording and rehearsal facilities and performances and events.
  • Help young people realise their musical ambitions and develop skills for an amazing future.
  • Use music as an aid for wellbeing and good mental health.
  • Contribute to Whitehaven’s economy, cultural offer and create local jobs and opportunities.

Soundwave are a West Cumbrian charity who bring people together through music, supporting them to explore and develop their interests in music making, production and the wider music industry. Run by Cumbrian musicians, they facilitate a wide range of creative and wellbeing sessions including community music making; singing and song writing; music recording and production; choir and music groups, and; a youth-led social multimedia platform, Hollr