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Wasps Studios to turn 1930’s Perth school into a ‘creative exchange’

August 3 2017

Wasps Studios to turn 1930’s Perth school into a ‘creative exchange’
Perth & Kinross Council has lodged plans to fashion a ‘creative exchange’ within the city’s former St John’s Primary as it undertakes a comprehensive refurbishment of the former school.

In use as a temporary storage facility for the past six years the authority was approached by WASPS Studios with a view to creating a mix of artist studios and offices, prompting the council to undertake work to upgrade the building for their requirements.

This will entail a number of internal layout alterations to the existing fabric to allow creation of studio spaces, a large picture window and revamped public entrance while an existing internal courtyard will be infilled to create new hot desking, toilet and café facilities.

Other facilities on offer will include a large basement teaching room for public workshops and classes accessible via a new lift from the front reception, from which a small gallery and project room can also be reached.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Beetlejuice on 16 Aug 2017 at 09:12 AM
The initiative for such a scheme is great, Perth can definitely do with such facilities.
I just wish it was placed in another vacant property within the city centre, ie on the opposite side of Atholl Street. Until the new bypass is built the level of road traffic along this street is horrendous and doesn't make for a pleasant experience if you're walking to the proposed Hub from the city centre.

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