Orsman Road, N1
15 Orsman Road and Trapex Building (33 Orsman Road), Hackney, London, N1 5RA
1930s brick and concrete-built factory site, originally Players Cigarettes and then Research Engineers. 42 self-contained studios ranging from 160f² to 2,160f² (15m² to 201m²) at 15 Orsman Road on ground, 1st and 2nd floors. One self-contained and six sub-divided studios ranging from 150f² to 300f² (14m² to 28m²) at the Trapex Building on ground floor only.
1983. Studios originally developed with support from Arts Council of Great Britain. Freehold purchased 2000.
London Borough of Hackney.
Step to front door of 15 Orsman Road, accessible lift serving all floors. Level access at the Trapex Building.
Background heating throughout the main building (15 Orsman). Shared male and female toilets on each floor and wash-up facilities in corridors and toilets. Entryphone system.
£11.56 per square foot per year (15 Orsman Road) and £9.41 per square foot per year (Trapex Building).
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On-street Pay & Display and Business Permit by application from Hackney Council.
Haggerston and Old Street underground. See 'Further Reading' for local bus map.
TFL Barclays Cycle Hire
Nearest docking station Dunston Road, Haggerston.
Exterior of Orsman Road. Photo: Acme Studios (2009)
15 & 33 Orsman Road, Hackney, London N1. Number 33 is the Trapex Building Entrance is via 17 to 31 Orsman Road (Work Live Units) street gate
- Acme Studios
- 44 Copperfield Road
- E3 4RR
- T +44 (0)20 8981 6811
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.