The renovation of a Grade 1 listed factory to provide artist studios and workshops, exhibition space and retail units.

Ocean Studios is a Community Interest Company whose aim is to provide affordable studios for over 100 artists within the Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

By creating specialist provision in the form of a unique managed workspace, Ocean Studios will boost creative enterprise in the city and engage local people with the arts.

In addition to individual studios, shared spaces, and well-equipped workshops, Ocean Studios will also have two education spaces. Here there will be workshops, seminars, and conferences hosted, in addition to an exhibition/retail space providing our resident artists the opportunity to sell their work.

The vibrant creative community built around Ocean Studios will act as a catalyst, revitalising Plymouth as a cultural destination and re-engaging the city with the national arts dialogue.


Refurbished Buildings: 1900sqm
Jobs 104

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Growing Places Loan Funding £0.8m

Total Funding: £4.1m