Our building dates back to the mid-19th century, and started life as a Dyers & Dry cleaners, before eventually closing its doors in the late 1960s. The site was briefly revived as studios for carpenters and artists, but from then on lay unoccupied. 

In 2010, we – Jude Lau, Tom Whitehead and Rob Trigg – came together with the aim of creating a not-for-profit, community-focused art space. Resisting external financial support, we each made a personal investment to kick start the venture, and with the generous help of friends, family and fellow artists, the site was gutted and painstakingly rebuilt – piece by piece. 

Not long after opening, Nigel Bowles joined the team and the Printhaus became a home. We remain proud of our independent status and hope we can continue to support creativity in the local community.