Converted as part of the John Pounds Centre's 'Healthy Living Scheme', the disused and overgrown courtyard and garage areas have been transformed into a unique community garden space for both local residents and volunteers.
It has now become a seasonal hub for healthy living outdoor growing activities, and acknowledged to be one the most sympathetically restored spaces for growing edible produce, with is assorted selection of raised beds and potting benches.
At the rear of the courtyard is a small stable, which is currently used for securely storing the community garden equipment.
Warehouse (Phase 2)
The next phase will be to transform the existing Victorian Warehouse space into a unique meeting and conference space, with a dedicated entrance from Bishop Street. The space adjoins the 'Treadgolds Courtyard Garden' and could easily be used together for wellbeing events, as well as exercise classes.
Over part of the warehouse space, a new mezzanine floor will be created to provide additional training and meeting space in this unique setting, serviced with a hospitality zone.
Shop Front (Phase 3a)
The Bishop Street shop entrance opens into the oldest part of the building, with beams above being reused from old ships (some even hollowed out for canon balls!).
The Shop area would be ideally suited to selling products from resident creatives based out of Treadgolds within the 'Maker Spaces', or possibly produce from the John Pounds Centre surplus food collections.
Maker Spaces (Phase 3b)
The other spaces in the building would lend themselves for creative 'Maker Spaces', for both traditional craft and new technologies, with a network for mixed sized units and communal areas.
forge & workshop
To the rear of Treadgolds is a forge and workshop area - which could if restored once again be used to fabricate metalwork, or perhaps re-imagined in to an artisan food businesses space as as a bakery or coffee roasting.
The upstairs continues to be ideal for 'Maker Spaces', as well as offering office or boutique accommodation for those wishing to make use of the on-site facilities.