Gloucestershire
Resource Centre

Home to The Scrapstore & City Works

Meeting & Arts Venue, & Office Rental for Gloucestershire

Map

GRC, The Scrapstore, & City Works

The Scrapstore and City Works at Alfred Street, Gloucester, are run by The Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC) to promote the principles of ‘re-use’ through arts, education, and play in a vibrant environmentally conscious venue for associations, businesses, and community groups to create, meet, and work.

 

We share aspirations with the other Scrapstores and Resource Centres operating throughout the UK to:

  • enrich children’s play experiences;
  • encourage participation in creative activities for all ages;
  • stimulate the imagination;
  • nurture invention and resourcefulness;
  • promote the re-use of surplus materials generated by businesses.

 

Our charity status

The Gloucestershire Resource Centre (Charity Number 1047985) has been providing the Scrapstore service to the county since 1986 and is one of the most established Scrapstores in the country.

 

In 1992 a capital fundraising campaign was launched to help find a permanent home for the Charity. City Works was purchased in 1995 and refurbished over the following six years at a total cost of £708,000. It was an ambitious endeavour at the time that has proved worthwhile as City Works enables us to generate a significant amount of our annual income needs.

 

Charitable financial donations

Invariably we have a shortfall in funds to find every year. If you would like to contribute funding to the GRC, please get in touch with our Managing Director, Lin Mathews, who will give you all the information you need.

 

Where communities meet

City Works is not only an excellent place to house the Scrapstore but home as well to numerous arts and community organisations and small businesses whose activities all contribute to the vibrancy of the GRC and success of our project as a whole.

 

We have a fabulous dance studio and meeting rooms as well as busy art spaces and studios. Local commercial companies looking for room hire or business office rental will find City Works Gloucester only a few minutes walk from the train station and city centre.

 

Our solar panels help keep running costs to a minimum and benefit not only us but also small businesses and start-ups who rent our offices and use the amenities. And for local business looking for environmental office rental, City Works might be a winning choice. And, of course, basing your business here helps our charitable work that in turn helps Gloucestershire’s local community.

 

Contact

Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC)

City Works

Alfred Street

Gloucester

GL1 4DF

Telephone: 01452 504442

Enquiries: info@grcltd.org

 

GRC is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 1047985

The Scrapstore and City Works

The Scrapstore and City Works are run by The Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC) to promote the principles of ‘re-use’ through arts, education, and play in a vibrant environmentally conscious venue for associations, businesses and community groups to create, meet, and work.