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High House Artists' Studios, Thurrock

High House Artists’ Studios, Off Purfleet Bypass, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AS

New purpose-designed three-storey studio building comprising 39 self-contained studios and four work/live units. The ground floor contains seven large multi-purpose spaces suitable for large-scale making and public display (between 237f² and 1,615 f²), the two upper floors 32 studio units ranging from 137f² to 667f². The four work/live units on the second floor average 565f².

2013. The building, designed by HAT Projects, was developed in partnership with High House Production Park Limited and part-funded by Arts Council England’s capital fund. The 14-acre High House Production Park is a world-class centre for technical skills, crafts and artistic production and includes the Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and the National Skills Academy Creative & Cultural Backstage Training Centre.

Local authority
Thurrock Council

Level access throughout and large passenger/goods lift serving all floors. Entryphone and fob swipe key access to the two main entrances and additional fob access to each floor from main access stair (Entrance 1).

Current Rent
£8.78 (upper floors) and £9.64 (ground floor) per square foot per year.

Rent Review Date
April 2017

Designated loading bay, two disabled and seven additional spaces adjacent to the building. Further parking elsewhere on site.

Public transport
Purfleet Station, C2C London Fenchurch Street to Grays. 44 bus service from Lakeside to Grays.

High House Artists' Studios, Thurrock. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2013)

High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Off London Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1RJ


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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.