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Fire Station, E14 (studios only)

Address
The Fire Station, 30 Gillender Street, Poplar, London, E14 6RH

Description
Former LCC Fire Station built 1911. Six self-contained studios ranging from 130f² to 700f² sq ft (12m² to 65m²) on the ground floor. 12 work/live units on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.

Established
1997. Building purchased and studios and work/live units developed with support from The Foundation for Sport and the Arts, The National Lottery through the Arts Council of England, Esmée Fairbairn Charitable Trust and Landis & Gyr Foundation.

Local Authority
London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Access
Building converted to accessibility standards recommended by the Centre for Accessible Environments. Ramped access to front door. Main staircase and level access lift serving all floors.

Other facilities
Entryphone and sinks in every studio. Wheelchair accessible toilets.

Current Rent
£11.56 per square foot per year, inclusive of VAT.

Rent Review Date
April 2018

Parking
Off-street parking in yard via remote-control shutter. There is no on-street parking.

Public Transport
Bromley-by-Bow underground, DLR Langdon Park.

TFL Barclays Cycle Hire
Nearest docking station Teviot Street, Poplar.

Exterior of the Fire Station, E14. Photo: Acme Studios (2000)

Exterior of the Fire Station, E14. Photo: Acme Studios (2000)

The Fire Station, 30 Gillender Street, Poplar E14

The Fire Station, 30 Gillender Street, Poplar E14

Part funded by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of England

Part funded by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of England

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Between 1996 and 2012 Acme received £3.2m of capital funding from Arts Council England which supported the creation of six permanent affordable studios in London: Copperfield Road, Fire Station, Galleria, Harrow Road, Leven Road and Matchmakers Wharf. This resulted in 186 studios and 12 work/live units in four London boroughs.