The restoration and refurbishment of the oldest former hat factory in Luton has been completed and the keys were handed over to the Culture Trust Luton.
The four-year £2.4m Hat Works project is part of the Hat District heritage regeneration project led by The Culture Trust, which is transforming the area’s disused premises into creative workspaces. The Trust’s aim is to “re-animate” the conservation area with cultural activity while caring for the heritage buildings and promote thing the history associated with them.
Hat Works is the third scheme led by the Trust, which saw the completion of Hat House and the refurbishment of the Hat Factory Arts Centre in 2019.
It will provide a range of workspaces for creative and digital entrepreneurs, innovators and micro-businesses – especially young people - to develop ideas, collaborate and benefit from professional facilities at affordable prices.