SVA's new phase of development
During the last seventeen years of continuous activity SVA has made significant stages in its development with the major refurbishment of its John Street site in Stroud town centre, led by Tony Fretton architects (Lisson Gallery, Camden Art Centre, Artsway). SVA moved back into the building in January 2007 after the completion of the first two phases of a £1.3 million pound refurbishment, and rented the first newly refurbished studio spaces in April 2007.
In 2011 SVA expanded its programme to a new venue - the Brunel Goods Shed, an industrial heritage building situated next to Stroud Railway Station.
SVA is currently refurbishing its 3-storey front building as part of the final phase of refurbishment to be completed by March 2014. This development will enhance SVA’s visibility and public access through a new street-facing exhibition space, studios and courtyard space. Funding of £640,000 for this last stage has come from Arts Council England, Summerfield Trust, Gloucestershire Environmental Trust and Stroud District Council.
Click here to see images of the building work in progess