john pounds Community trust




Treadgolds Project


Courtyard (Phase1)

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.

Community Garden

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.

stable block

At the rear of the courtyard is a small stable, which is currently used for securely storing the community garden equipment.

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Courtyard Gallery

Images of the courtyard area before its transformation into the 'Treadgolds Courtyard Garden'

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Treadgolds Community Garden Gallery

...and transformed into the 'Treadgolds Community Garden' in all its growing glory!

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.

Phase 2 is due to commence 2019, supported by grant awards from Power to Change: Community Business Fund and Portsmouth City Council: Community Infrastructure Levy Fund.


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. 

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Shop Front Gallery



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.


upstairs rooms

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.

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Forge Workshop Gallery


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Upstairs Gallery