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 insurance.
We are committed to drive positive social impact and change within our local communities utilising vacant properties. 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 and property owners to serve those most in need, providing the space to local creatives totally for free to support them to establish their future.
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.
Landlord of 50 Celebration Avenue STRAtord E20 1DB
“It is amazing to see what a great placemaking initiative can accomplish. The transformation of the former Sainsbury supermarket into Hypha Studios, a contemporary art gallery, is a perfect example of asset management at its best. The opening of Hypha Studios is an amazing achievement, showing the potential of a space to be used for more than just retail. It allows for sculpture, painting, installations and performances to be showcased and shared with the community.”
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
“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
“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.”