The Carlton

A new cultural hub for Maryport. 

Cumberland Council
Planning approved
CGI of the exterior of a cultural and arts hub

The former Carlton cinema on Senhouse Street in Maryport started life in the 1830s as a bank, before becoming a cinema and latterly a pottery business.

As part of a wider regeneration strategy for the seaside town, we have been working with Cumberland Council to develop plans to transform the building into a new cultural hub. 

The ground floor of the existing building will be converted to house flexible performance and event spaces. At the back of the building, rehearsal spaces and changing rooms will be created.

External CGI of a historic building
Interior CGI of an arts workshop space

On the first floor, exhibition spaces, artists and crafts workshops, and a recording studio for aspiring radio presenters and podcasters will be created. At second floor, further exhibition, workshop spaces, as well as a kitchen area will be provided.

An adjacent building on Senhouse Street will also be replaced to create a new main entrance to the site as well as a café, box office and artists’ displays. Clad in a mix of matt, shiny and perforated panels, the new addition has been designed to create a contemporary landmark destination for the cultural hub, drawing in visitors from the town.

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