This week, we’re excited to be celebrating the launch of the new purpose-built Daimler Powerhouse Creation Centre in Sandy Lane Business Park, following a £2.5 million redevelopment project over the last few months.
Led by Imagineer, the project has seen Coventry’s iconic Daimler Powerhouse transformed into a dedicated arts and culture hub, focusing primarily on the production of outdoor and site-specific work.
As well as providing a home for Imagineer’s innovative education and training programmes aimed at young people and people with disabilities the building will also serve as a base for four other resident companies: Highly Sprung Performance Co, Talking Birds, Media Mania and Open Theatre.
Funded with £1.9 million from the Cultural Capital Investment Fund (resourced from Coventry City Council and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal), the redevelopment work has been undertaken by the Wigley Group, which owns Sandy Lane Business Park and has contributed an additional £350,000 to the project.
Additional funding has been secured via The Foyle Foundation, Medwell-Hyde, The Garfield Weston Foundation and The May 29th 1961 Charitable Trust. Building works are now complete, and a further £150,000 from Arts Council England will ensure state of the art infrastructure is embedded within the building, including a sound recording studio and edit suite, as well as a newly installed sprung dance floor and vertical dance wall.