craneworksCraneworks is a community project which plans to turn the derelict Stothert & Pitt factory buildings located between Lower Bristol Road and the river into a world-class Centre for Invention.

To make this happen, Craneworks is currently doing a major push for community funding, to show that the Bath community want a space where people can share knowledge, be creative and be inspired.

What is Craneworks?

Craneworks will be a space for creative people and companies to work, hold conferences, create and exhibit new and exciting film and digital media and make high and low tech (oh, and have a great place to gather to eat and drink in). You can download a brochure about the Craneworks plan here. It beats another supermarket or hotel doesn’t it?

“Interdisciplinary spaces for arts, science, technology and making to mingle together need to exist in all cities”


As Jessi Baker, Designer and Technologist, explains: “Interdisciplinary spaces for arts, science, technology and making to mingle together need to exist in all cities… Bath with its rich history of local innovators, from Dyson to Brunel to writers and artists, is a perfect place to bring alive a space of collaborative creativity for a new generation of digital and analogue creators to make innovation happen together.”

New jobs

Craneworks will also create space for over 400 new jobs in Bath and add £25 million pounds per year to the local economy. It plans to bring together all the ingredients needed to build on Bath’s success in creative and technology businesses, arts and culture.

The video below explains more about the project:

Craneworks won’t happen without you

Sound exciting? We think so. You can donate now. The funding will prove to the B&NES council, current site owners BMT, major funders and many other people that the Craneworks project has substantial community support.

So if you believe this project would be good for Bath pop along to . You can follow the progress of the project on the Craneworks website and follow them on Twitter: @Cranewrks