WORK WILL BE STARTING ON THE REFURBISHMENT IN JULY 2020 AND WILL BE LOOKING FOR ARTISTS/MAKERS/TECH DEVELOPERS TO JOIN US
The former Old Post Office and telephone exchange is located on the historic Saxmundham High Street. This iconic 1950s industrial building of glass and concrete was designed by Thomas Winterburn, one of a team of ten ‘post office’ architects who designed post office buildings as part of the post war “festival of Britain’ movement of design and architecture. A busy, working post office/telephone exchange until the 1970s the building has gradually emptied and the first floor lain vacant for five years.
Studios / Workspaces
Available Oct 2020.
Our self-contained studios/workspaces have high ceilings, large windows and will be suitable for a range of creatives: artists, designers, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, architects and makers.
Studios will have new heating, low energy lighting, power supply and sockets. Costs include high speed wifi broadband, use of kitchen and communal areas. Access seven days a week.
£12 per sq mtre ( discounted to £11psm until March 21). Costs are plus electricity and VAT.
Current available sizes in square metres: 14, 19.6, 19.2, 13.2, 12.8
Hot Desking Area
Our hot desking area will have movable workstations to accommodate you and your laptop even if social distancing required. Hot desking membership offers a flexible way to work near home in a supportive, creative environment. You can host meetings at the hub in our flexible project space and meet other freelancers working locally.
From £50 per month up to £200 p.m. for unlimited access.
We’re developing a new tech space with a high speed connection for up to 10 micro businesses/start-ups. We’re currently looking at how to create the best space for tech needs, so if you’re a developer or start up and wondering about how to improve your quality of life; our new tech space combined with a beach twenty mins away and a station two mins down the road might just what you’re looking for. We’re also exploring what training needs people have and how to develop tech training for all ages.
Please get in touch for a chat. [email protected]
Exhibition/Project Space and Community Areas
The project room, dark room and print room will offer space for artist led community art projects and art education , where a range of age groups can work directly with artists. Our large event space will host exhibitions, performance, dance and other arts-based community activities. Our training kitchen will offer tasty food for the Art Station community and support trainees in learning about food and gaining catering experience.