Client: BeFirst
Architect: Apparata
Location: Barking

“This is such a brilliant new idea, a way of addressing a growing problem, that of affordable housing for artists in the capital”

Grayson Perry, project ambassador

‘A House for Artists’ is a brand new live-work-public building designed by the architecture practice Apparata, where the resident artists will be expected to give half a day’s a week to running the public programme in the ground floor community hall as part of their tenancy. The 12 flats and shared studios will be rented at 65% of market rate, on a long-term basis with capped rises – this offers artists the possibility of putting down roots, and becoming an integrated part of a community in Barking Town Centre.

Sol Acoustics are delighted to be involved providing full acoustic design services to this unique project.