Decision details

Fashion Museum – Study Collection Centre Development

Decision Maker: Director of Sustainable Communities

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To fund the next stage of work to develop plans and a business case for the Fashion Museum Collection Study Centre. The collection's home at the Fashion Museum was vacated in March 2023. The proposed new Collection Study Centre being developed in partnership with Bath Spa University will provide an improved home for the collection and for the first time inclusively open it up for researchers, designers, makers, start-ups, students and communities, for physical and virtual access.


To fully approve capital amounting to £500k from the provisional programme item Collections Study Centre of £500k.

Alternative options considered:

This work to develop the plans for the Collection Study Centre will ensure the collection has an appropriate new home.

Publication date: 17/05/2023

Date of decision: 16/05/2023