A new life for Rhos pump house?

Matthew Jones architects are pleased to be helping  prepare feasibility design concepts for a Heritage Lottery Funding bid to purchase and convert the iconic local listed landmark building into an exciting venue for TAPE. ABOUT TAPE TAPE is an exciting community arts charity providing wide ranging creative opportunities for all  based in its own state-of-the-art community arts centre in Old Colwyn, North Wales which comprises extensive performance and workshop spaces, digital cinema, professional recording studio and digital film editing facilities. The centre is home to numerous on-going projects including afterschool clubs for children with disabilities, a youth club for young people with communication difficulties, film and music projects, community singing groups, cinema clubs for new parents, children on the Autism spectrum and for adults from across the community. TAPE has regularly been approached to provide rehearsal facilities for local bands and musicians; a service they have been unable to offer to date. There is no significant hub for the music scene along the North Wales coast, with the practice and development needs of local musicians being met by a very small number of basic facilities. TAPE wants to become a self-sustaining organisation and as such is developing a number of commercial opportunities, which will fund the community projects and workshops for which TAPE has become well known. With all this in mind, the development of The Pump House has become a key focus for TAPE and the long-term sustainability of its core aims. The Pump House The intention is to create a landmark facility, which will be more than just suite of rehearsal rooms. The aim is for The Pump House to be converted to incorporate...