We want to be a hub of creative life and energy in Cheltenham West
If we are successful, we will see:
Local businesses thriving
New businesses starting up
Local people developing skills
Our community working together
Transforming Cheltenham West
In 2015, local residents from the Hesters Way area of Cheltenham started a not-for-profit social enterprise, with the ambitious plan to help transform our community by encouraging creative enterprise.
How we are Financed
One of our most successful experiments has been Escape Rooms Cheltenham, which provides fun escape room challenges from Create on the Square. Participants are locked in a room and have to solve a variety of puzzles in order to escape within the allocated one hour deadline.
Following the success of the Cheltenham venue, we are planning to open other escape rooms in new towns. These rooms will help regenerate other areas, but also bring income back to Create to help fund our work in our community.
Coronation Square Regeneration
In 2016, we converted a formerly disused retail unit on the Coronation Square shopping centre into a multi-functional space, Create on the Square.
Our aim was to use the space as a base for our activities and to support the ongoing regeneration of Coronation Square.
As Coronation Square is transformed, our aim is to champion a similar transformation in the local area. The 2019 indices of deprivation show that are signs of improvement in the area (lighter the better) compared to 2015. We don't take credit for it, but hope we are making a contribution, however small.
Encouraging Creative Enterprise
Create on the Square is a catalyst for positive change in Cheltenham West.
We Champion local assets, people's talents and other resources, in order to stir up new ideas.
We help Refine these ideas into short Experiment projects that prove whether the ideas are viable enough. Once a project is running we Adapt the plans regularly, to ensure it is effective and then Test whether the experiment has been successful. If necessary we run new experiments on the same idea, or otherwise persevere and Expand the idea to make it more successful.
How We Work
Work With Us
We have a wide variety of roles suitable for volunteers looking to develop skills and employment opportunities, inc: