Old Town Fire Station/Former St John’s Ambulance Station
Behind the St Ives Parish Rooms off St Andrews Street is the old town Fire Station, more recently used as the St John’s Ambulance Station. The building is now vacant and in need of restoration. After consultation with members and the community and in line with the St Ives Neighbourhood Plan, our project for the Old Town Fire Station (Former St John’s Ambulance Station) is to house 7 or 8 arts and craft businesses with spaces at affordable rental rates and access to business support. We have interest from textile workers, musical instrument maker, artists, leatherworker, jewellers and potters.
St Ives Community Land Trust is seeking to purchase the building from Cornwall Council, which owns the premises. Cornwall Council has been considering our purchase since 2014, (for over 7 years now). We are hoping to have this resolved in the Autumn of 2020, as the project is eligible for funding.