Mountjoy has recently been awarded a contract to refurbish God’s House Tower, part of the Grade I listed ancient town walls in Southampton – into a new arts and heritage venue for local arts charity ‘a space’ arts.
The project has been made possible with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Southampton City Council, the Barker-Mill Family Foundation and other national foundations.
God’s House Tower is a late 13th century gatehouse into the old town of Southampton in Hampshire. It has served as the town gaol and housed the Museum of Archaeology.
The refurbishment works include plans to remove modern internal walls, install a lift granting access to the upper floors and introduce a new café and event space, reanimating the building and returning public access to the historic site.
‘a space’ arts provides opportunities for emerging artists to make new work and develop their careers, along with supporting audiences to engage and learn from high quality artistic experiences.
The project is expected to start on site in July and take 42 weeks to complete.