CHARITABLE OCCUPATION = generating social impact through empty space

Hypha Studios reimagines our high streets and engages local communities. An empty property is costly not just for society but also in terms of security and property taxes.

We are committed to drive positive social impact and change within our local communities utilising vacant properties. We do this by working with councils, architects, developers, shopping centres managers, warehouse owners and commercial landlords all over the country.

Landlords work with us because our public programme, led by creatives we discover and manage, helps generate new footfall to support existing businesses, whilst reducing management, security and insurance costs.

Our model is unique and we work with the support of local authorities, serving the most in need, providing the space to local creatives totally for free to support them to establish their future.

We remove the need for existing mitigation strategies that do not have a genuine public purpose and which do not gain local political support whilst ensuring landlords savings.

We operate on very flexible terms, so you can be rest assured that if you find a paying tenant for the space you can have it back when you need it. We manage all aspects of the relationship including insurance, contracts and work with experts to ensure operations are of the highest calibre.

Our selected and placed creatives deliver quality events for your local community while looking after your property.

For short term solutions we curate specialist art projects that work with your space and local community. For long term solutions we find artists or creatives that use the space as a more permanent studio or incubation space for a creative start up to find their feet, perhaps ending up as a paying tenant.

Get in touch to discuss your specific requirements or find out how we can work together to support the creative economy and generate social value: [email protected]


Landlord of 22-24 Camden Passage, Islington N1 8ED

Landlord of 22-24 Camden Passage, Islington N1 8ED

“Hypha Studios are doing great things for the landlord and for the artistic community. Thank you for putting one of your incredible artists into our empty shop unit. It was a win win situation for us, we were able to keep the lights on in the unit, even during the height of the pandemic and the brilliant public programme created by the artist brought a new audience to the area. We thoroughly recommend them and look forward to working together again.”

Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Knowle, Bristol BS4 2QU

Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Knowle, Bristol BS4 2QU

“It has been a pleasure to work with Hypha Studios. The cultural offer they brought forward really helped to keep the “lights on” and enabled us to do something for the community while generating footfall to the other businesses in the centre”

Landlord of 20 West Street, Horsham, RH12 1PB

Landlord of 20 West Street, Horsham, RH12 1PB

“It was a pleasure to deal with Hypha Studios in Horsham.  They were professional throughout the process and ensured a trouble free handover, monitored the occupation closely and finally delivered back possession on time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other landlords and I am sure that we will be working with them again when the opportunity arises.”

Creative Solutions for Empty Council Assets

We work with Councils to find creative solutions to empty assets. Instead of expensive security guards or leaving properties to ruin, we can occupy with undiscovered talent within your borough – that have public events to serve the local communities. We work with you to make sure your neighbourhoods are best served.