ACAVA provides studios in a wide variety of buildings, many converted from industrial factory premises, others from offices and shops, a school, a vicarage, a laundry and potting sheds. It has also built some of the few purpose designed studios developed in recent years.

East London

Flying Angel

287 Victoria Dock Road , Canning Town , London , E16 3BY

Ten purpose-designed, self-contained studios with good natural light, individual sinks and separate electricity meters ranging from 197sq ft to 298sq ft. There are opportunities for paid employment on projects developed by ACAVA and Look Ahead...

Limehouse Studios

Towcester Road , London , E3 3ND

Built originally as Poplar Technical College, this four story building has been used as artists' studios since 1994, ACAVA assuming management with a 21 year lease in November 2013. The building comprises 30,000 sq ft over four floors with excellent...


Ardleigh Studios

The Old Maltings , Station Road , Ardleigh, Colchester , CO7 7RT

Former industrial premises in the village of Ardleigh near Colchester, converted by Mother Studios in 2015 to provide 34 workspaces. Acquired by ACAVA in December 2017.

East Gate Studios

5 East Gate , Harlow , Essex , CM20 1HP

Just round the corner from the original Gatehouse Arts premises, East Gate provides a street-front gallery and 10 individual artists' studios.

Hadleigh Old Fire Station

High Street , Hadleigh , Essex , SS7 2PA

A former fire station converted to provide studios, community offices and a large exhibition and events space. It was also the base for the mountain biking event of the 2012 Olympic Games.