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Coach House Studios

The Coach House Studios project renovated a derelict, historic building in the centre of Wirksworth as a permanent base for a Pilates studio and to provide space for local businesses, community groups and individuals to work and meet.

The grant enabled the transformation of the former coach house, stable and workshop from its derelict state to an efficient, high specification, contemporary building that is a delight for a wide range of people to use.

The variety of people and groups using the Coach House is exciting. Of the three studios, one is now permanently let to WM Saunders Architects. Businesses are using another studio for meetings, interviews and training as well as being used for small scale performances of music, poetry and for art exhibitions. Local people are using the space for all sorts of family events.

Having a permanent base for Pilates in the town has attracted other health based activities to the Coach House. These include 4 yoga teachers, a full movement method and remedial massage therapist, a cognitive behavioural therapist, a nutritional therapist and a meditation group.

Leader grant £58,524.

Contact information

Carol Fieldhouse

Crown Yard 

Tel: 01629 823988