The Royal Porcelain Works Opens in Worcester

The Royal Porcelain Works Opens in Worcester

The redevelopment of the former porcelain works in Worcester recently opened to the public, providing a new cultural venue for the area.

The existing buildings have been transformed over the last 18 months to create exciting spaces for arts and entertainment. The original showroom is now an events space run by Worcester Live, which can be used flexibly to accommodate theatre productions, exhibitions or events. In addition, a café, deli and a gin distillery have been created within the building.

The development also incorporates the construction of seven townhouses and 2 apartments which are due to be completed in the autumn.

The project was driven by the Bransford Trust, an organisation, which seeks to support charities engaged in the arts, music, education and wellbeing of young people in Worcester.

The design of the project was led by KKE Architects, with Ward Williams Associates appointed to provide Quantity Surveying services throughout.

Tom Michaluk, Senior Quantity Surveyor, said: “We have really enjoyed being involved with this project, which is preserving a historic building and repurposing it for the community to enjoy”.

“Ward Williams Associates has a strong track record of delivering heritage projects across the country and is currently involved in a number of high profile schemes, including; Plymouth History Centre, St Helen’s Church on Lundy Island and Devonport Market Hall. We have a wealth of experience working on listed buildings and are adept at managing the range of challenges associated with these schemes”.

For more information, contact the WWA Gloucester Office.