In a remarkable industrial building, that, 200 years ago began life as Nailsworth Brewery, knitted textile designer Nicki Schmiegelow is creating a multi-functional creative hub, known as Three Storeys. Susie has been on the project since day one, and was delighted to be asked to create the name, branding and interior design for the project, in the role of Creative Director.
Three Storeys is a play on words to describe both the layout/fabric of the building across three levels, but also to describe the unfolding creative stories of the various people who will meet there. The building will have three distinct aspects on offer: artist/maker studios on the top floor, flexible working spaces on the bottom floor, and a shared space with café area and workshop/gallery space on the floor in between.
Three Storeys was due to open in September 2020 but the Covid 19 lockdown delayed the build. A phased opening is now due in February 2021. The Three Storeys instagram and blog is charting progress on site, and the full website will be launched next year. Susie has absolutely loved the journey so far; it has been a chance to combine her graphic design skills with her love of interiors, whilst also working as a team to give creative people and the public to connect and form a community.