I’m not ashamed to admit that for the most part Lumberjack is a one-man business. Working from home always made sense in the beginning but the time had come to find proper space for the business, somewhere that fuelled creativity, where I could hold meetings with clients and somewhere that gave the business the potential to grow.
I’d been looking for suitable space for some time without much luck, thankfully I then discovered Colonnade House. Re-opened in it’s current form last October for some reason it had not been on my radar whilst searching, which is odd because as a building you certainly can’t miss it and if you ever come to Worthing you’re sure to have driven past it.
Built in the 1800s and situated in the heart of Worthing on the corner of Warwick Street and High Street it’s been regenerated by Worthing Borough Council in partnership with the Adur & Worthing Trust to serve the local creative community.
The ground floor features two spaces available to hire, the Main Gallery and the Studio are regularly home to a variety of exhibitions, workshops, meetings and book launches.
On the three floors above are ten serviced studios available to rent and their currently home to a variety disciplines, including illustrators, animators, artists, designers and more – I haven’t met everyone in the building yet so apologies for those I don’t mention but animation studio, Persistant Peril recently moved in to the space next door so I look forward to getting to know them; while illustrators Sarah Edmonds and John Bond are both super talented and friendly, along with interactive developer Chris Andrews.
I’m excited to see what this space can do for Lumberjack, there’s no master plan to grow at the moment but being surrounded by such a creative community in a prime location can only be an advantage.
If you’re in the area and passing feel free to pop-in and say hello, our new address is:-
Studio 2, Colonnade House,
1-3 High Street,
Worthing, West Sussex