We want to make the best use of what we already have to carry out a cost-effective refurbishment at a total budget, including design, consultancy and build costs, of £350,000 - £500,000 (dependent on fundraising outcomes).
Site - Wysing is located on 11 acres of farmland, consisting mainly of grassland, fruit and other trees. It has been managed sustainably to allow areas to remain wild, and support wildlife. There are ten separate buildings on the site, including one artist-built structure. The buildings are clustered into one third of the overall site and create a campus-like feel. Due to the nature of Wysing, with some buildings designated as private studios and others, including reception, public facing, it can be confusing for new visitors to navigate. There are two graveled car parking areas. Some areas of the site are unpaved and unlit.
Current Buildings - Wysing is set on 11 acres of land that was previously a dairy farm. The site includes the original timbered farmhouse, aspects of which date back to the 17th century. A number of farm buildings have been converted into artists’ studios alongside new studio buildings which have been added more recently.
For these capital improvements, we would like to focus on the Gallery, Stableblock, Main Studio Building, Reception, Top Barn, Ceramics Studio and Tractor Shed.