One of Worthing’s most iconic architectural landmarks, Colonnade House is located in the heart of Worthing’s vibrant cafe quarter. Built in the early 1800s and opened as a library and post office, the building was partially destroyed by fire eighty years later and remodelled in the 1930s. Now Colonnade House is transformed into a unique creative workspace and hub that fosters cross-disciplinary inspiration and collaboration.
The regeneration and ongoing management of Colonnade House has been made possible by Worthing Borough Council working in partnership with the Adur & Worthing Trust and has received significant investment from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to developing a high-quality cultural offer which puts this beautiful stretch of the south coast firmly on the cultural map and have worked with the local arts community to develop the ‘Commit to Culture’ strategy – Colonnade House is a significant step in this process.
To stimulate the creative and digital sector in Worthing, making it visible, connected and recognised as a top location for artists and creative industries on the south coast.
- To provide workspace and exhibition space that is affordable, digitally enabled and managed to a high standard
- To support people working in the creative and digital sector by building a community through networking and sharing of skills and knowledge
- To increase the visibility of the local creative sector through the range and quality of exhibitions and projects presented in the gallery
- To add value in the local economy by supporting local businesses and contributing to the visitor economy.