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The Sorting Office
The Sorting Office is a creative studio and production house in Eastleigh which offers specialist workspace for up to 16 resident designer-makers and artists working in practices such as ceramics, fashion, fine art, glass, illustration, jewellery and textiles.
The vibrant creative hub was opened in 2013 by internationally acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway MBE as part of Eastleigh Borough Coucil's response to local demand for affordable specialist workspace for talented professional artists and practitioners working in the creative industries.
This unique space was converted from Eastleigh's former town centre Royal Mail sorting office. Managed in partnership with A Space Arts, the facility offers open plan units, private units and a production house suitable for large-scale projects, all within a supportive environment which aims to help local designer-makers and artists to develop their practices and grow their businesses.
The production house at The Sorting Office can be used by the resident designer-makers and artists as well as external hirers. This versatile space is suitable for events, workshops, masterclasses and lectures as well as large production projects such as theatre set building, sculpture, costume making, crafts, woodwork and carpentry.
The Sorting Office was launched with support from Recreate, a cross-Channel programme to promote economic development through the creative industries in towns and cities across England and France, co-financed by Interreg and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).