Tired of the daily commute? Creative Rural Communities wants to think about new uses for rural buildings 


Creative Rural Communities, the Vale of Glamorgan’s rural regeneration team is exploring opportunities for bringing redundant and underused buildings back into use for business purposes, whilst teaming up with small businesses to identify their workspace needs.


Published: 07 August 2017 


This project is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the Welsh Government and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

"This project offers a great opportunity for partnership working with  small businesses looking for their workspace in the rural vale and those with redundant and underused spaces to bring them back into use for business purposes." - Councillor Jonathan Bird, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning


The team would like owners or managers of redundant or underused buildings to get in touch. 

You may have an empty room in a community centre or pub, or your old cattle sheds or stables lie vacant and are starting to deteriorate.  

They also want to talk to small businesses and sole traders in the rural Vale about their workspace needs.  

“A lot of people in the Vale work from home and may want to take that next step into working from a premises. It can also be quite isolating working alone, so CRC is keen to hear from people that might want to share space.”  - Phil Chappell, Team leader Economic Development

If you are looking for any kind workspace in the rural Vale, have a chat with the team on 01446 704226 or complete the survey online at