Worcester Porcelain Redevelopment Starts on Site

Worcester Porcelain Redevelopment Starts on Site

The exciting redevelopment of the former Royal Worcester Porcelain Factory has started on site this month.

Local charity, The Bransford Trust acquired the buildings in 2012 after they fell into disrepair. Their intention for the site is to create a mixed-use development and arts venue for the city.

The project comprises of redeveloping the existing Grade II listed structure. The building will then create space for a public events venue, flexible office space, café and retail provision.

In addition, there will also be new build elements on the site, including seven town houses and three apartments.

Within the grounds, areas will also create a new public open space. This is intended for markets and performances, with the provision of outside seating.

WWA is appointed on the project to provide the Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent role. Initial stages of construction include the demolition of part of the existing structure, with retention of the Severn Street listed façade. Completion is expected in September 2018.

Worcester Porcelain Redevelopment, Worcester


Tom Michaluk, Principal Quantity Surveyor, said:

“This is a fantastic scheme, which conserves the future of the listed buildings within the site. It will also create a vibrant arts scene locally and as a result will be an important venue for the future”.

Dwaine Bushell, Partner, said:

“WWA has worked on a number of similar schemes. We therefore, have experience of developments that conserve listed structures, whilst combining them with new buildings. This type of scheme presents a range of different challenges, which we are well versed to advise on”.

“We are delighted to be working with the Bransford Trust to realise their ambitions for the site”.