ASC is delighted to announce that the Charity has won a bid to acquire and manage a new build property, 243 Ealing Road, located in Alperton, HA0 1QL. The property was secured by The London Borough of Brent from Housing Association Network Homes for use as affordable workspace. ASC will purchase a 125 year lease on the property.
The acquisition of 243 Ealing Road will mark a significant development for ASC. Since the organisation was founded in 1993 we have relied on end of life, short leasehold property. 243 Ealing Road is the first of 3 properties ASC is now buying. Purchasing property is vital for our future in a climate of unsustainable and unaffordable rents.
243 Ealing Road will be a template for expanding our benefit groups and services. Where in the past ASC has focused on providing workspace to fine artists and arts organisations, this property is specifically designed to house and support start-up creative businesses.
In addition to being offered affordable workspace, tenants at 243 Ealing Road will receive support through mentoring, training, development and financial help via business growth loans. There will be a resource library, a meeting room and high speed broadband. We are building a total of 31 incubator workspace units, 8 of which will be retail /workspace units, 1 offered rent free to a local young creative.
The project will be spread over 3 Ground and First Floor blocks located within a new Network Homes residential scheme. Positioned overlooking the Grand Union Canal and 2 minutes walk from Alperton Tube Station, 243 Ealing Road will become a popular creative destination.
All units will have full wheelchair / disability access.
We are seeking start-up and mid-career creative businesses such as those working in ceramics, photography, film making, textiles, 3D design, furniture making and illustration. Priority will be given to Brent residents and businesses that we feel would benefit from support with less than 2 employees.