The move to Springboard Centre

When the mining industry declined in the early ’80s  a semi-derelict building,  originally a wagon works for building railway rolling stock, was turned  into separate units to house emerging businesses. The Springboard Centre officially opened in 1985 with just 21 units, housing a broad cross section of industries ranging from office services to dressmaker, electrician, stone mason and printer. It became home to Mantle Arts in 1994.