innovation of contemporary craft practice whilst referencing heritage craft origins ! Flexible Area - partition when hosting several small exhibitions simultaneously, single area when exhibiting large scale work / solo shows/ touring exhibitions ! Multiple access routes, from those with little knowledge through to those critically informed in the fields of culture and contemporary craft. The office space houses the orginaisation’s 2 full-time members of staff (Director, Craft Town Scotland and Administration/Creative Assistant) and one part-time member of staff (Business Manager). Our small, flexible café space is capable of seating 26 – it also acts as an activity space for hire to local craft / community groups in evenings. The facility also has fully accessible toilets, including 2 with baby changing facilities, in the café, ground floor and mezzanine areas. Finally, we also have our equipment storeroom and stock storeroom discretely located at the back of the ground floor area. Mezzanine area This area has been specifically designed to retain a strong visual link between it and the exhibition space below by incorporating large areas of glass within the structure. Its design reflects the town’s weaving heritage in a pared down abstraction of loom and warp threads. In addition to the practical requirements of operating flexible creative workshop spaces, the architect’s brief reinforced the clients desire that the link between the making process, in all its stages through research and development to the finished piece, and the work on show in the exhibition space below be maintained. Craft Activities Studio: ! The dedicated Learning Space will allow us to support an annual inclusive programme of lifelong learning activities, accommodate groups of up to 20, and organise craft- based courses and workshops tailored specifically to their needs. ! The studio will be flexible, with sinks and equipment screened off when not in use. ! The space will interconnect to a “Maker in Residence” studio by means of moveable partition screens.