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The Old Sawmills is home to a diverse range of creative people working across all media - a centre of creative excellence and visitor destination for the creative practitioner, collector and ambassador alike. We offer a range of different sized studios, workshops and work spaces to rent to suit all budgets and requirements.
A grade II listed former watermill next to the River Bray, the Old Sawmills has been renovated and equipped to a very high standard and is meticulously maintained, benefiting from wood burning stoves, double glazing and fully insulated to keep warm and dry in winter and comfortably cool in the summer.
The top floor accommodates studios, 3, 4, 5 and 6 each approx 6.5m x 3.5m x 6m (250 sq ft).
A fantastic loft type space with exposed beans to the rafters, each studio enjoys south and north facing views over the surrounding countryside plus east/west light from large gable end windows. Each studio has multiple power sockets, individually switched overhead lighting, wooden flooring and share a double sink and drainer to one end and a very large (25 kw) wood burner to the other. There is also a dust/vapour air filtration/circulation system that serves the entire floor.
On the ground floor, either side of thegallery@360°, there are two separate studio/workshops. Studio 1 is 375 sq ft and Studio 2 is 275 sq ft respectively. The former again enjoys south and north facing views, double doors to rear, painted screed floor, single drainer sink and a 3 phase power supply, the later has a very large north facing skylight and window to the south, wood burning stove and wooden floor.
Available on either 12 or 6 month contracts, costs are from £235 pm for each of the top floor studios. £260 pm for the smaller ground floor, and £335 for the large, all rates are fully inclusive to include 24/7 access, all utilities, telephone, wireless broadband, business rates and parking.
Cost for Furniture makers with exclusive use of our 1000 sq ft machine room is from £375 pm. We limit the number of full time furniture makers in the building at anyone time to 2 to ensure our machining facilities are never overcrowded.
We also reserve one studio for short term hire. At just £30 for a 10 hour day, £100 pw or £300 pm it is suitable for a max of 2 people and ideal for anyone who needs a larger studio for a short period to work on a particular project, or perhaps prepare for a show, or who just wants a quiet space to be able to paint, draw, sculpt or anything else for a day a week without interruption or distraction - tea, coffee and WiFi included!