Global Grooves Mossley, Tameside

Global Grooves are a Tameside based company who deliver and inspire Carnival activity across the UK. Architectural Emporium were appointed to create artist workshops, studios and storage space alongside a music/dance studio and R&D theatre space. On the other side of the site, an artist residency and accommodation is located. Their mission is to unite and empower individuals and communities through opportunities to experience and create inspirational art: in particular diverse music, dance, visual arts, and Carnival. Global Grooves have been operating from a number of different sites over the years and have been affected by a significant fire. This scheme provides the opportunity to consolidate their facilities on one site. The site sits in a small historic industrial area in the town of Mossley. The proposed scheme has not only delivered an upgrade to the site, but also significantly reduced the impact on the surrounding residential areas by converting the Mill to artistic uses, rather than potentially noisy, heavily trafficked industrial uses that occupied the site previously. The proposed development delivers regeneration for Mossley and Tameside as a whole and significantly contributes to the local area. It is the first scheme in Tameside to have successfully achieved Arts Council funding. Photos by Matthew Westgate

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