Studio Application

36 Lime Street is a vibrant and eclectic organisation, offering secure and affordable workspace for artists and creative businesses.

All of our studios are self-contained, lockable workspaces. Studios vary in size and facilities. Our smallest studio is just 5 square meters and the largest 119 square meters. Facilities in individual studios are dependent on the needs of previous tenants. Studios may have phase 3 power, sinks, sound insulation and other specific facilities.

Studios are advertised on an as an when basis. Sign up to our waiting list in the right hand column if you would like to be contacted when one becomes available. Interested parties will be invited to view the studio and should it suit your needs an application form can be submitted. Applicants are then interviewed by existing members to select the most appropriate candidate.


Studios are currently charged at £11.76 per square meter per quarter. An average quarterly rent is £420.00. 36 Lime Street issues quarterly electricity bills calculated on Members’ individual usage plus a surcharge to cover the communal cost. Some studios have sinks and other plumbed in facilities, but water rates are included in the quarterly rent. Members are responsible for any other utility bills they may incur such as phone lines and internet. Members are also responsible for their own business rates bill, although all are currently exempt due to small business rates relief.

From time to time there are other maintenance requirements that Members are responsible for. These include annual fire extinguisher services, biannual PAT testing of all portable electrical appliances and 5 yearly electrical condition reports.

We currently operate a premium system where incoming Members pay a premium to the former studio holder. This payment represents the original costs incurred in building the studio, erecting the walls, installing electricity supply, light fittings, sinks, mezzanines etc. Premiums have been standardised and are on a charted depreciation, phasing them out over the next 25 years. In addition to this 36 Lime Street asks for a deposit of 6 months rent (minimum £500).

Studios are advertised on an as and when basis. If you would like to be notified whenever a studio becomes available please sign up to our waiting list.