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Live Work Sites



Our flats are situated in a variety of ex local authority buildings, now managed by Poplar HARCA. The sites range from iconic brutalist tower blocks to smaller low rise buildings with gardens.

Bow Bridge Estate, E3

Warren House: A 10 storey tower block on Bromley High St, near Bow Church Station, minutes walk from our Bow Rd studio site. Housing a large and growing number of artists. 

Rainhill Way Estate, E3:

Birchdown House: A five storey block near Devons Rd / Bromley By Bow Stations. Housing 1 artist.

Leopold Estate:

Ackroyd Drive, Shelmerdine Close: Low rise blocks near Mile End station. Housing a large number of artists. ( 2008 - 2013. handed back to Poplar HARCA by January 2013)

Brownfield Estate:

Balfron Tower: Iconic Grade II listed examples of Brutalist architecture by the Erno Goldfinger. Housing a large number of artists.

Aberfeldy Estate:

Jones House: A smaller block currently housing 1 artist

Fitzgerald House:  A tower block near Chrisp St Market / All Saints station, currently housing 2 artists.

Map of Sites 


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Apply for the LiveWork Scheme

You can apply for the livework scheme here.

LiveWork Residency

Bow Arts has been supporting a range of artist studio residency projects in a flat in the iconic Balfron Tower. Promoting high quality artistic practice and engaging local residents in the process has been at the heart of this programme. Read more…

The benefits to artists and landlords

Download a case study prepared by the national Federation of Artist Studio Providers (NFASP)  which looks at how the Bow Arts Live Work scheme creates benefits for landlords, communities and artists. Download the case study here (PDF, 140 KB)

See what Self Help Housing says about the project here


See Bow Arts list of artists here.


To see the availability of spaces go here.