Transformation of former military barracks in Old Portsmouth, into 13 creative studios alongside a deli-style eaterie was completed and opened in July 2016.
Dating back to the 15th Century, Hotwalls Studios were previously artillery barracks. Creatively bringing this historic site back to life has been the aim of the £1.75m development from the government’s coastal communities fund, and an additional £40k from PUSH and £100K from the council, which has secured the future of this historic monument.
The 13 studios were created for both new and established artists and offer competitive rates, an enviable position in the heart of Old Portsmouth, and nearby eaterie The Canteen.
The studios can be used from 7am – 11pm and are available from three months up to three years leases. They vary in size and there is an opportunity to share spaces.
With completely glazed fronts, the studios aren’t for shy and retiring types as it is expected the new creative quarter will attract visitors to the area. Artists are also able to sell direct to customers from their studios.