JTP were subsequently commissioned as architects for Phase 1, the first of three key phases for the delivery of the masterplan. Phase 1 comprised a new creative workspace hub providing 17 flexible units aimed at Cornwall’s booming digital and creative industries sectors and medium sized enterprises (SME’s), supporting around 33 jobs and adding around £1.2m a year to the local economy. The regeneration also features a new market, events space and a new market and events canopy. The new workspace hub, now known as The Workshed, was to provide a flexible and adaptable place of work, making Liskeard a “creative magnet” for Cornwall and beyond.
Detailed planning approval was granted in September 2020 and after over two years on site The Workshed was officially opened on 28 October 2023 by the Mayor of Liskeard Councillor Simon Cassidy with Councillor Pauline Giles, Chair of Cornwall Council and Councillor Jane Pascoe, Liskeard South and Dobwalls Ward.