Acme, supporting artists since 1972

Property Portfolio

Acme Artists Studios Limited was established in 1972 as Acme Housing Association to provide affordable studio and living space for artists in economic need. It has helped over 5,000 artists, converted over 25 major buildings to non-residential studios and refurbished and managed over 400 short-life houses. In recent years it has pioneered the development of work/live space, new-build studio design, and the use of planning-gain to create new affordable studios in partnership with commercial and social property developers.
 

Long-term studio buildings

Carlew House, SE27

165 Childers Street, SE8

42/44 Copperfield Road, E3

Fire Station, 30 Gillender Street, E14 (also contains work/live units)

Oaks Park, SM7

15 Orsman Road & 33 Orsman Road, N1

Galleria, Pennack Road, SE15

Glassyard, SW9

733 Harrow Road, NW10

High House Artists' Studios, Thurrock (also contains work/live units)

40 Leven Road, E14

Matchmakers Wharf, E9

15 Robinson Road, E2

Warton House, E15
 

Short-term studio buildings

Breageside Net Loft, TR13 (Cornwall)

1 & 3a Rowse Close, E15
 

Residential work/live buildings

Fire Station, 30 Gillender Street, E14 (also contains non-residential studios)
 

Residential units

1 in London Borough of Hammersmith

1 in London Borough of Tower Hamlets

3 in London Borough of Southwark
 

Other properties

Auto Italia (Robinson Road)

Acme Office 

Acme's new-build Galleria studios in Peckham, SE14. Photo: Acme Studios (2006)

Acme's new-build Galleria studios in Peckham, SE14. Photo: Acme Studios (2006)

'Permanent property must be found and acquired as short-life property will not always be available.'

The Acme Housing Association (May 1976)

Exterior of Harrow Road, NW10 showing ground floor artists' studios. Photo: Greg Goodale (2010)

Exterior of Harrow Road, NW10 showing ground floor artists' studios. Photo: Greg Goodale (2010)

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