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Are you looking for a space to work in 2021?

Available June 2021 – apply by Friday 14 May, 5pm (form at bottom of page)

Offices, co-working area, artist studios and rehearsal space at St Anne’s House, a new creative community hub in St Anne’s, Brislington.

We have a mix of workspaces, both private offices, partitioned studios and desk spaces ranging in size, and all priced at affordable rates. As well as your own workspace, you’ll have use of shared kitchens and social areas.

St Anne’s House is in St Anne’s, just next to the River Avon, an 8-minute cycle from Temple Meads.

Who will be there?

We want to build a vibrant community including ‘Work Near Home’ local residents and artists/creatives from across the city. We’ll be Covid-secure, and we will bring people together safely, to create, collaborate and start opening up our communities once again!

We will provide workspace for local groups, artists, social enterprises and community organisations. We are also creating spaces for hire for community activities, meetings, health & wellbeing, rehearsal space and creative projects. Read more about the wider St Anne’s House project here.

In addition to your workspace, you will help shape our new creative community, with access to a growing programme of events and projects in the building.

St Anne’s House is fully accessible for wheelchair users with access to the upper floors via a lift.

Image of man sculpting a head and a woman using water colour paints

Images: The digital marketing collaboration and Dustan Jovic, Unsplash

How much is a workspace?

Rates range but here’s an idea of some:

  • £105 per month (for a large desk space in a spacious co-working area)
  • £136 per month (for a 15m2 standard studio)
  • £405 per month (for a 34m2 private office).

Our pricing includes all utilities, generous proportions and we’ve kept our rates affordable in relation to city and national rates.

The spaces as per suggested layout are big, and we appreciate that some people may want smaller spaces – so do let us know on your application if you want a smaller space/ to split one of the larger spaces with others.

Floor plan of level 1 of St Anne's House

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We have a 12-month lease from Bristol City Council for St Anne’s House. We cannot guarantee use of the space past June 2022, but we hope we’ll be able to occupy the building beyond the 12 months while the longterm future of the site is decided and prepared.

The floor plan shows the proposed location and approximate size of each space in m2: partition walls are not yet built so there is flexibility to redesign elements of this plan, depending on applicants’ needs. It is also possible to share a space between two applicants, please reference this clearly in your application.

I want to look around – can I?

You can visit our spaces virtually through this video, but note that we have not yet got in to clear up and build partition walls, so you will need to use your imagination!

This image gives an idea of our standard partitioned studio (studio 13 on the floor plan), which is very generously proportioned, with steady north light and ample room for wall, desk and floor space for a flexible making space.

How do I get there?

There is limited onsite parking, and the 36 route bus stop is visible from and adjacent to the building. The building will be secure and our reception will be supervised 7 days a week.

Photos of some of the workspaces

The large open spaces are going to be artist studios partitioned with stud walls. As with the video you need to use your imagination while we get set up!

How to apply:

Deadline – 5pm, Friday 14 May

After this date, you can apply to join our waiting list.

Applicants will be selected by a panel made up of St Anne’s Arts Action Group (resident led group) and Bricks.

Preference will be for applicants that fit some of the following criteria:

  • Community-led, grassroots, creative or social enterprise individuals/ organisations;
  • Connection to the St Anne’s and surrounding local area;
  • Artists or makers who can show a commitment to professional practice (you can also be a recent graduate, self-taught or returning after a break – you just need to demonstrate a current practice);
  • Creative businesses or start-ups which benefit the wider community.

We can offer space to roughly 39 occupants on an initial 11-month lease.

Please refer to the floor plan above to review the types of space division we envisage.

Please direct any questions to: StAnnes@bricksbristol.org / 07709 264 201

Workspace application form

Fill in the form by scrolling down the block below then clicking send. Or click this link to open the form in a new window: https://forms.gle/EXotLs5MDLUAcMbc6

If you, or someone you know requires this application / information in another format please contact us and we can arrange: StAnnes@bricksbristol.org // 07709 264 201

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After you have applied, we would appreciate if you could fill in this monitoring information form which is kept anonymous from your application and not included in the allocation of workspace. The aggregated anonymous data we get from it helps us to inform our processes to ensure we are making opportunities fairly available to all: https://forms.gle/cHKVi5Zr8pMFwc9E7

If you have any feedback on this opportunity, how it is presented or the process for applying please email StAnnes@bricksbristol.org as we constantly seek to improve our processes.