Project Description

Stone Studios

 

 

We are now inviting expert studios providers to apply to run genuinely affordable long-term workspace in Stone Studios.

If you are looking to operate affordable studio space in the London Borough of Hackney please send your expression of interest to applications@creativelandtrust.org.

This is an opportunity to take a lease on either or both Blocks B and D at Curie House, 80-84 Wallis Road, a total of over 20,000 square feet. The blocks are currently under construction with handover of the workspace to a shell and core specification to be delivered in late October 2021. Applicants will be asked to outline how they intend to use, run and let out the space, while locking in end user affordability at rents not exceeding £14.50 per square foot.

Stone Studios is our first in what will become a portfolio of properties, working to fulfil our mission to secure high quality, affordable, and sustainable studio spaces for artists and makers to support London’s creative industries. It is a new mixed-use residential building located in the heart of Hackney Wick; an area known for its creativity. We have acquired the 33,000sf ground and lower ground floor space to provide genuinely affordable studios for artists, ensuring that the creative community can continue to thrive in one of the capital’s cultural hotspots. The new workspace will include vibrant street facing studios, unlocking the benefits of existing creative communities, developing new economic opportunities for local residents, and bringing to life the area’s culture and heritage.

We will work with expert studio providers to operate new workspace providing up to 180 studios for artists and other creative practitioners. Artists will enjoy long term security, while the London Borough of Hackney and the wider city of London will strengthen their reputations for culture led regeneration.

Location
Hackney Wick, Creative Enterprise Zone.

Studio Providers
Express interest.

Creative Workspace Available
33,000sf lower and ground floor space.

Number of Studios
Up to 180 artist studios.

Number of Artists Supported
TBC

Building Supporters
Mayor of London, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Arts Council England, London Legacy Development Corporation

Stone Studios is a part of Hackney Council’s Master Regeneration plan for the local area and is in a Creative Enterprise Zone. With wellbeing a core part of their vision we have worked with Telford Homes to complement the development, creating quality infrastructure delivering the places that London needs. In the last 15 years, Hackney Wick has experienced vast re-development, however this threatens the existing creative community. As many new businesses are attracted to the area, existing artists and creative businesses are displaced, a concern for both the community and the council. 

The development of Stone Studios will engage with the existing community and become an integrated and fundamental part of the locality, and foster an overall sense of wellbeing and placemaking for the community.  

Creative Land Trust will engage with expert studio providers to operate the workspace and will make a further announcement about this in the coming weeks.