In July-September 2017, Turf were commissioned by Croydon Council to undertake the refit of meanwhile use space Croydon Arts Store. The unit was formerly a furniture store that had been empty for a number of years, within Whitgift Shopping Centre in Croydon.
We budgeted, managed and undertook the refit works in order to repurpose the space to accommodate four project partners including Turf, artists studios and a shared community space free to use for Croydon locals. The space is also functioning as an action research project to test how a noncommercial creative space can function within a commercial setting.
The refit of the space would not have been possible without the help of a team of amazing volunteers ranging across Croydon School of Art, the Croydon Council Placemaking team, Turf friends & family and more. Thank you for your help shifting, lifting and painting, painting, painting!