About the Arches Worcester

The Arches – Worcester project will see some of the beautiful Victorian railway arches in Netherton Court and Cherry Tree Walk, Worcester, converted into affordable and flexible studios and offices for local artists and creative businesses. They will take their place alongside existing local businesses, restaurants and cafes to create a new cultural destination for tourists and local communities.

The area will also be home to a new flexible public space for performances, rehearsals and exhibitions, and the base for The Arches Festivals, a major programme of events for Worcester.

In January 2019 the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded more than £3m from the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England, towards the costs of the The Arches – Worcester.

The project is being delivered by Worcester Cultural Partnership which is made up of:

  • Worcester City Council
  • The University of Worcester
  • Severn Arts
  • The Arch Company
  • Worcestershire County Council
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