ASC is excited to announce that we have purchased our first permanent building, 243 Ealing Road. We are building 27 be-spoke studios with an estimated launch date 1st June 2018.
243 Ealing Road is our template for expanding the charities benefit groups and services. We want to mix fine artists with start-up and mid-career creative businesses and support everyone through free training, mentoring, and development together with financial support via business growth loans.
Studio rents will be based on £18.5sqft p.a. + £1.00sqft p.a. service charge. Studio tenants will not be liable for any business rates, building insurance or water rates.
We are also creating 10 micro studios designed for small creative businesses at very low rent. These units will be 52-63sqft with bench and tool rack. Rents for these units will be £133-143 per month all inclusive.
All tenants will benefit from shared kitchens, shared brush sinks and meeting room.
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 minute’s walk from Alperton Tube Station (Piccadilly Line), 15 minute walk from Hangar Lane Tube Station (Central Line) and served by buses: 79, 83, 224, 245, 297, 483, 487, N83.
All units will have full wheelchair / disability access.
Operating hours: Sun-Thurs 8am-10.30pm, Fri & Sun – 8am-11pm.
The acquisition of 243 Ealing Road will mark a significant development for ASC. Since the charity was founded in 1993 we have relied on end of life, short leasehold property. 243 Ealing Road is the first of 3 permanent properties ASC is buying. Purchasing property is vital for our future in a climate of unsustainable and unaffordable rents.
We are seeking fine artists and 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.
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