The interior of HTP Motors (now the Pannier Market) during WWII. The automobile showroom was re-purposed as a site for building plane parts for Spitfires during the war effort.
By the mid-1990s, a number of parties from the council, City Hall governance teams and national organisations decided that City Hall was no longer fit for purpose, and that substantial development was required to transform City Hall into a workable performing arts venue to serve the cultural needs of the county. These ambitions became the Hall For Cornwall ‘A Space For You’ campaign
Sarah was a Director and General Manager during the transition from City Hall and its subsequent campaign to become Hall For Cornwall. Sarah Smith helped to establish the HFC Trust and led fundraising for the campaign.