Creative Space

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About Creative Eastleigh
Eastleigh is proving itself as a successful hub for creative and cultural businesses, particularly start-up and emerging companies. With the only purpose built Creation Space attached to a theatre in the country, a new centre for designer makers and a digital tech hub, it has facilities available to support a wide range of creative companies. There is tailored business support to ensure those creative businesses have the best chance of success. Having so many creative businesses in the region guarantees there is a buzz around the place, with plenty of premieres of new work, festivals, open studios and workshops to entertain and engage; Eastleigh is becoming a real cultural centre.   


The Sorting Office The Sorting Office
The Sorting Office is one of the latest additions to the growing portfolio of creative hubs in Eastleigh.

Supported by Eastleigh Borough Council and managed by a space arts, the former 1920s Royal Mail sorting office provides affordable workspace to 16 artists and designer-makers within a supported environment that helps residents to develop their practises and grow their creative businesses. It is part of RECREATE, a European-funded programme consisting of 11 partner organisations in England and France that aims to support creative industries through cross-channel business opportunities, mentorship and development schemes.

Conveniently located just a short walk away from Eastleigh’s train and bus stations, and within a five minute drive from both the M3 and M27 motorways and Southampton airport, The Sorting Office features open plan units and lockable private spaces, a loading bay and secure car park. There is also a hireable production studio, Production House, which can be booked for the making of large-scale items such as theatre sets as well as for gallery exhibitions, photographic shoots and meetings.

  • Easy in/easy out resident agreements
  • Single affordable monthly payments (from £120pcm)
  • Flexible workspace with 24/7 secure access
  • Mentorship and business development programmes
  • Personal broadband connection
  • Production studio
  • Business postal address
  • Shared kitchenette and WC facilities
  • Secure car park, loading bay and outside areas
  • Networking opportunities
  • Support from the RECREATE European partnership
  • Support from the Creative Eastleigh Network



Tec HubITec Hub
Tec Hub Eastleigh’s newest creative hub, provides a contemporary and inspirational working environment for digital creative businesses.

Located in Wessex House, Eastleigh’s thriving business centre, Tec Hub is designed to support digital and creative start ups by offering them a smart space to work, meet, think, create and network.

The versatile workspace allows its members to rent a ‘Pop Up Office’ with desk space by the day, week and month, with opportunities to network and collaborate with other businesses. As well as a private meeting room, there is a “Thinking Space” – an area specifically designed for Tec Hub members to hold informal meetings and discussions, a place to inspire new ideas and forge new partnerships and collaborations. Companies using the space include gaming and media companies, IT, video and film, app and web designers and 3D modellers. 

As part of its long-term programme, Tec Hub aims to work with partners in the private sector and higher education to encourage business start up and growth, support entrepreneurs, develop professional networks and provide access to specialist equipment and facilities.

  • Easy in/easy out resident agreements
  • Affordable workspace (membership packages start from £50pcm; day rate £20)
  • Flexible work stations
  • Fast broadband connection
  • Central location
  • Meeting rooms
  • Coffee facilities
  • Copier and printing
  • Networking opportunities
  • Support from the Creative Eastleigh Network
  • Support from Wessex House

For more information, email us at  hello@techub-eastleigh.co.uk 

 

The West Wing StudiosWest Wing
The West Wing Studios are based at The Point, Eastleigh and offer supported workspace for creative industries businesses in central Eastleigh.  Some of the benefits of being based at the West Wing Studios are:

•Easy in/easy out resident agreements
•Single affordable monthly payments (incl. all bills
•Flexible workspace with 24/7 secure access
•Business support
•WIFI internet
•Business postal address
•Shared entrance hall, kitchenette and WC facilities
•Networking opportunities
•Access to a pool car for business related travel
•Ticket deals for events at The Point

The studios are currently home to small businesses and start-up companies working in crafts, dance, digital media, filmmaking, marketing, textiles and visual arts.