August 2016

Cell Block Studios – supporting creative businesses

Cell Block Studios is a new and exciting incubation space, opening in summer 2016 and designed specifically to support creative and cultural industry businesses in Portsmouth. Situated in the cultural surroundings of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, the building will use its iconic status as a former jailhouse to provide office and co-working space for start-up and new businesses working in the creative sector. Companies working from the space and also members of the local creative community will have access to bespoke training, workshops and mentoring schemes, designed to cultivate sustainability, economic growth and job creation in the region. The project has come to fruition as a result of collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, supported with funding from the Regional Growth Fund and the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire. To find out more call 023 9284 7000, visit: www.cellblockstudios. or e-mail hello@