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WHO WE ARE

 

Arbeit Project Ltd provides affordable creative studio space for artists, designers, small businesses and start-ups, alongside business support, event/gallery space and a shared environment for innovative collaboration and community involvement. Arbeit is now listed as a preferred workspace provider with Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Hackney Councils.

FAQ

 

Our studios are safe, affordable and secure. We’ve had a go at answering your most common questions. From Taxidermists to stop motion animators, we can accommodate all your individual studio needs. Drop us an email at studios@arbeit.org.uk with anything at all. Please check our terms and conditions for detailed answers. And talk to us - we’re always happy to help make your space work for you.

 

I’M THINKING ABOUT GETTING A STUDIO DESK-SPACE. HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY AVAILABLE?    

Subscribe to our email list here or send an email with the subject ‘studio request’ to studios@arbeit.org.uk  

   

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUDIOS AND DESK-SPACE?    

In a studio you’ll have a separate assigned space that you can lock so you have higher security. Desk-spaces are provided in a bigger space and you’ll be sharing the room with other people.If you don’t need a spare room, why not try a desk-space first to save money?

 

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE CAN HAVE SPACE AT ARBEIT?    

We welcome all creatives into our spaces. From fashion designers, music producers and jewellery designers, to start-up  companies, photographers, furniture designers and theatre set designers.  Music studio applications are also welcome for our Hackney Wick space.

 

CAN I SHARE MY STUDIO?  

You can use your studio alone or share it. ARBEIT will approve any studio share and your contract will be amended accordingly.

 

HOW MUCH DEPOSIT WILL YOU NEED?    

We require 2 months deposit.      

 

WHY TWO MONTHS DEPOSIT?    

Two months protects against any unpaid rent, or for  example, any failure to pay electricity. It’s rarely the case that the  full deposit is not returned at the end of a tenancy. If a tenant has left the studio in a poor condition then the deposit is used to fix these problems.    

 

ARE THESE STUDIOS LIVE/WORK?    

Our studios are just for work. They are not live/work studios.        

 

HOW SECURE ARE THE STUDIOS?    

All of our studios have locks. Desk-spaces are provided  with lockers where you can store belongings. However, the safety of the  studios relies on its tenants double locking doors and closing windows  before leaving. We’re unable to take any liability for your belongings  stored in the studio. It’s your responsibility to provide your own insurance for contents.      

 

IS THERE ANY MINIMUM CONTRACT PERIOD?    

There is no minimum contract period for desk-spaces or studios.        

 

WHAT IS THE NOTICE PERIOD?    

The notice period for studios and desk-spaces is 1 month.  

   

WHEN DO I GET MY 2 MONTHS DEPOSIT BACK?    

We endeavor to give the full deposit back to tenants  within 14 days of moving out. This period allows us to calculate any  outstanding monies owed in respect of unpaid electricity bills and other  costs which may have been incurred with the studio under your tenancy.

 

WHAT DOES THE RENT INCLUDE?    

All our premises have wifi. The rent also covers all charges relating to the  property: rent, business rates, building insurance, weekly refuse  collection, water rates, building maintenance and general  administration.        

 

WHAT DOESN’T IT INCLUDE?    

Electricity, cleaning costs and contents insurance.  With the exception of our Hackney Wick building, all electricity is  metered per studio, so the electricity in each studio is pro-rata’d. An  invoice is sent to you quarterly. If you need help in understanding how you’ll cover the electricity in your studio, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  

 

DO THE STUDIOS HAVE HEATING?    

Our studios don’t usually come with heating. However the buildings have double-glazed windows. If you want to use separate  heating, please get in touch beforehand.