Work has begun to transform a run-down listed building in Birmingham into a new home for artists.
Charity Grand Union, which runs a gallery and artist studios in the city, is working with landlord Homes England on the scheme to bring new life back to the grade II Junction Works complex in Digbeth.
It has secured £500,000 from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), a further £25,000 from developer Stoford and £150,000 of private funding for phase one of the works.
This will see the front part of the building renovated to create four new office suites for creative sector businesses which are expected to be ready for use by the beginning of 2022.
Main image: Grand Union