Mike and Richard Ainsworth, the driving force behind Rodhus.Mike attended the launch of Rodhus Art and Design on Hollingdean Road in Brighton. Rodhus provides artists and designers with workshop areas, gallery space and business assistance. Richard Ainsworth is passionate about manufacturing and is keen to see the site retained as a creative hub.
Rodhus occupies the entirety of the former lighting factory which offers around 20,000 sq ft of space. The workshop and gallery are on the ground floor, below a reception area and design library. There are many different spaces dotted around the complex, including a single huge room above the workshop area, which has sparked interest from the organisers of the Brighton Roller Derby.