Venn is located in a century old flour-mill factory built in 1906. Throughout its history, the building has undergone a number of renovations for a variety of uses and in 2010, the architectural and interior design process began to create Venn and its creative spaces. Much of the historical fabric and original materials have been retained throughout the building including pressed tin ceilings, polished floorboards, steel beams, a wooden staircase and feature doors/windows. These elements have been combined with contemporary materials and innovative design concepts to create a truly dynamic and connective space.
Since its original beginnings as a floor-mill, 16 Queen Street has undergone significant transformations. In the 1960’s the building was renovated in an effort to modernise the space and sadly all of the original features and materials of the building were covered. Luckily they weren’t destroyed and over the past eighteen months these hidden treasures have been uncovered one by one and are being restored to their former glory to play an integral role in Venn’s overall design concept.