Exciting New Hub for Local Artists - Set to Open
Wednesday 14th April
Life will return to 104 Midland Road, Bedford
once more as the building has been fully refurbished by Bedford
Borough Council to offer eight large custom built studio spaces for
local artists to use to carry out their work. The refurbishment was
funded by Bedford Borough Council and the East of England
Development Agency (EEDA). The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave
Hodgson, will be visiting the i-create studios at midday, on Monday
As the final stages of refurbishment have been
completed; all studios have Wi-Fi access, wide gauge sinks
suitable for use with plaster and oils and come supplied as a
‘blank canvas’ for tenants to create the environment they need. The
spaces are offered at a competitive, fully inclusive price; with
parking also available on site.
The Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said: “Until
recently, 104 Midland Road had been derelict for some time.
Now it is home to a fantastic new facility, which will help
to foster new creative businesses’ and local artists. The
refurbishment of this building will act as a catalyst for further
regeneration in this key area of our Town Centre. This prime
location is an important part of the wide-reaching regeneration
programme, including the train station quarter and Town Centre West
Studios within the 2-storey building cater for
a wide range of creative professions, such as, classical artists,
designers and sculptors.
Since 2004 Bedford Borough Council has built
up a track record of successful capital developments with the
progression of the “i”-brand. The first stage of the development
was the delivery of the £5.5 million Bedford i-Lab on Priory
Business Park that is currently home to 55 businesses.
For more information on taking an i-create
studio or if you would like to arrange a viewing, please contact
Dan Hickman, Innovation Centre Manager, on 01234 834567.