Detailed plans to develop and expand Worthing’s successful creative hub into a launchpad for digital firms of the future are set to be unveiled.
Since opening in 2016, the Worthing Borough Council-owned Colonnade House has provided space for dozens of local artists and designers to create and showcase their talents to the wider world.
Now the local authority wants to build on these foundations, enhancing and expanding the creative hub on the corner of Warwick Street and High Street into neighbouring derelict buildings.
The aim is to support the town’s growing creative industries, with the prominent building set to be equipped with gigabit broadband to support those working in areas such as animation, augmented reality, games development and visual arts.
Ahead of a planning application being submitted in the spring, the Council is undertaking consultation to listen to views and comments on the initial proposals.
Members of the public and stakeholders are also invited to view the plans at a public exhibition in Colonnade House on January 14th from 2pm to 8pm.
An online survey running until January 31st can be found at www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/colonnade-house-consultation.