Convention House

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St Mary's Street , Leeds, LS9 7DP

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Convention House

Convention House started life as a nunnery and was formerly home to business advisors and chartered accountants, Winburn Glass Norfolk (WGN) for 37 years. We’ve transformed the building into a fully accessible and fit for purpose building with a mixture of studios, labs, co-production workspace, tech facilities and residency spaces. The building has five stories including the basement floor, ground floor, first floor, second floor and third floor. It has one main entrance to the front with a dropped curb to facilitate access and there is a lift in the building that can be used to access all floors. Convention House was made possible through grants from Leeds Tech Fund and a Small Capital Grant from Arts Council England. The purchase and substation redevelopment was made possible thanks to £550,000 of investment from the Leeds Tech Hub Fund from Leeds City Council. In addition to this, we received £400,000 from Arts Council England to carry out extensive refurbishment work and introduce an extension to the property. LOCATION Convention House is conveniently located on St Mary’s lane, just a stone’s throw away from Leeds City Centre. The local area boasts great access to transport links, independent cafes and bars, a great independent bike repair shop and we’re just down the road from some of Leeds other Cultural venues. Convention House is on the doorstep of our main office and flagship studios Patrick Studios. This is where our staff come to work, the public come to take part in workshops, stakeholders come to have meetings and artists come to make new work.