Purchased in 2020 by Nudge Community Builders, in partnership with Eat Work Art, this building has been standing empty for 15 years. It holds really special memories for lots of people. Built in 1931 as The Gaumont Palace it’s been a dance hall, roller disco and much loved nightclub.
‘We bought the building because it is too important to our community to be standing empty. Taking on a major building on the street was always part of our plan, it’s taken a long time with lots of twists and turns. We are nervous and excited about giving this building a nudge!’ Hannah, Nudge Co-Director.
Nudge and Eat Work Art take a similar approach to breathing life back into buildings. We will be making it safe to open up for a mix of temporary and commercial uses as soon as we can. We will then test out what could work, and build up to investing in what is needed to get the building back into long term sustainable use. Look out for events and opportunities to support the project over the coming months.