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Low Cost Residential Accommodation for artists

Come and live with Bow Arts in Thamesmead

In partnership with Peabody, Bow Arts are providing low-cost accommodation for artists and creative practitioners in Thamesmead.

Prices start from £600pcm for a 1 bedroom flat within 10 minutes walking distance from our newest development of 40 affordable artist studios. Currently, there are both 1 and 2 bedroom flats available with amazing views over London.

Who is this scheme for?

We are looking for outgoing, resourceful and friendly individuals, who are active in their creative practice and are able to benefit from the opportunity of low-cost accommodation and contribute to a new creative community in Thamesmead. Priority will be given to those artists, designers and makers looking for both affordable accommodation and studio workspace with Bow Arts in Thamesmead. Read more about what we are planning in Thamesmead here

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We are looking for artists, designers and makers who are thoroughly committed to their practice, who are resilient, outgoing  and practical, and will benefit from the time and space this scheme offers. This is an exciting 10 year meanwhile project in partnership with Peabody Thamesmead.  A number of live work flats are being offered within the iconic 1960’s Thamesmead tower blocks – these spacious flats are considered short life property because they are planned for redevelopment by the end of 2024.  Meanwhile they offer an amazing affordable opportunity aimed at supporting the creative sector.     



Wondering what it's like to live in Thamesmead? We spoke to Joseph Griffiths about his experience of moving there. Read his interview here.

I find the area fascinating from a historical point of view as one of the UK's best preserved examples of mass Brutalist architecture. It is also interesting from a social point of view as a location and populace that was generated from a mass movement of people out of inner city London in the 1960's to solve the then housing shortage - an issue which is as relevant today as it was 5 decades ago.


If you are interested in becoming part of a creative community in Thamesmead we would strongly recommend registering asap as we are allocating now. Please see below for frequently asked questions and more information on the scheme.