Art House Official Royal Opening

We are pleased to announce that HRH the Duke of Gloucester, who is the University’s Chancellor has officially opening the Art House.

The Art House is an imaginative refurbishment of one of Worcester’s most iconic buildings. Built on the site of the former City Gaol, the Castle Street building was first developed as Austin House, which was the car showroom and garage for Lord Austin’s Austin Motors.

GWP Architecture has sympathetically restored the building, including its iconic clock tower, which can be seen across the City and is beautifully lit at night. The interior has been transformed into handsome high quality creative art and exhibition working, teaching and learning space

The building has also just achieved a Gold standard for environmental sustainability from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors under its SKA scheme. It is just the third building in the whole of the UK to earn gold in this most demanding environmental assessment.

See footage of the official opening and a tour of the building courtesy of University of Worcester.

For further information head to the project page.



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