Barbican Creative Hub

Future ‘Home’ for the creative and cultural sector in Lincolnshire as the Barbican Creative Hub begins transformation

The Barbican Creative Hub project has entered an exciting new phase, as the anticipated refurbishment of an iconic grade II listed building, set in the heart of Lincoln, commences. Opening its doors in January 2025, the Barbican Creative Hub will offer a dynamic space for the creative and cultural industries in the area to innovate, collaborate, and grow with access to inspiring programmes, co-working, and dedicated studios. The hub aims to welcome some of the 3,000+ businesses and freelancers in the Lincolnshire region spanning across up to 14 different subsectors from art to architecture, publishing to product design, curators to craft, and fashion to film.

The ground floor of the Barbican Creative Hub will feature a multi-purpose ‘white cube’ space which can be used for research and development, talks and events, pop-up exhibitions, and rehearsals. It will also offer a stunning café bar that will be open to the public and host a series of events throughout the year with the aim of boosting the city’s early-evening economy. This will be combined with studios, meeting rooms, a members’ lounge and co-working facilities to support the growing sector and demand for space. There will also be a dedicated space for Creatives in Residence that will include generous support packages and affordable studios.

Colleagues from Estates and the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities are supporting the management and creative direction of the restoration.

A long grey table with grey chairs and a light over it, patterned wall fabric boards hang behind it.

3Equals1 Design: illustrated design of an interior space at the Barbican Creative Hub.

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Project team

Project Manager

Jenny Lewis

Project Engineer

Phil Lawson

Barbican Executive Director 

Sally Denton


Stage of project

In progress