Yorkshire Artspace – New studios to Let – Sheffield
Exchange Place Studios is our new city centre studio complex and artists have started moving in. This lovely 6 floor Art Deco building was built in 1927 for WH Smith and has beautiful big windows to the North, South, East and West with views across the city. We have created 63 individual and shared studios with 24/7 access.
There are three staircases, one being very wide, and a passenger lift. There is aloading bay to the side and in the basement. The building is on the District Heating System so will be economically warm. There are communal sinks on each floor. There are project spaces on the ground floor as well as an office which is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm for deliveries and enquiries. There are free WiFi hotspots on each each floor.
The building is on Exchange Street in historic Castlegate facing on to Victoria Quays, a five minute walk to the station, close to most city centre bus routes and with limited contract parking in the basement for those who find public transport difficult. The Castlegare area will shortly undergo a complete transformation with the closure of the markets and the revealing of the remains of Sheffield Castle.
Rent is £7 per sq ft p.a. inc VAT and rates (eg £117 per month for a 200 sq ft solo studio or around£85 per month for a space in a shared studio). Heat, light and power is charged on top – this currently works out about £5 per month on average in our other, similar studios.
To apply for a studio, complete the application form that is available to download from the website: http://artspace.org.uk/studios/overview
Stop Press: come and visit Exchange Place Studios on Saturday November 16th as part of our annual Open Studios event – see the available studios and meet our creative community pioneers!
Yorkshire Artspace manages 125 studio spaces in four buildings in Sheffield. Each studio complex has its own character, neighbourhood and identity – the following pages give you more information about each building, along with information on how to apply for a studio. Having a studio with Yorkshire Artspace makes you part of one of the UK’s largest creative communities. We are a registered charity and receive80% business rate relief on our studios and this is paid by the organisation rather than by individual studio holders. To support our charitable status, prospective studio holders attend an informal selection interview to ensure they meet the criteria set out in our artistic policy (see ‘Applying for Studio Space’) and then complete a short Public Benefit survey every other year. Other benefits to our studio holders include a weekly news email (weemail) about events/activities and opportunites, an invitation to take part in our incredibly popular Open Studios event, a presence on our website with a link to your own and the chance to publicise your work through our well-read bi-monthly enewsletter.
Yorkshire Artspace owns its main building Persistence Works, a custom-built studio complex in Sheffield city centre providing workspace for 67 artists in 53 studios and is also our administrative base.
In partnership with Green Estate in August 2010 we opened Manor Oaks Studios in the Manor area of Sheffield with 4 studios offering workspace for 8.
Knutton Road Studios in Parson Cross opened in November 2011 in partnership with SOAR. We are currently accepting applications for studios at Knutton Road.