Building

South Block is a 50,000 sq.ft, four storey studio complex in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. Developed by Wasps Studios and designed by award-winning architects, NORD, there are 96 studios in total for visual and applied artists, cultural social enterprises and creative businesses.  Please click on the drop down menu below for more info.

What kind of studios are there?

  • 96 workspaces in total ranging from 200 sq.ft to 2000 sq.ft in size
  • 25 offices for creative companies
  • 7 offices for social enterprises working in the cultural sector
  • 64 studios for visual artists and makers
  • Shared office space for freelancers

Download schedule & plans

Please click here to download the South Block schedule with studio layout and plans.

Facilities & Space to share

  • Comfy lounge area
  • Ground floor retail / exhibition space
  • Furnished meeting rooms
  • Outdoor roof terrace
  • Toilets, showers & kitchens
  • Integrated seating areas

 

Access and Security

  • Staffed reception during office hours
  • 24 hour access with out-of-hours entrance/exit
  • Controlled access for tenants & visitors

Phone & IT

  • Infrastructure connectivity for telephone and broadband

Meeting Spaces

There are three meeting rooms on the ground, first and fourth floor available to South Block tenants. To see where the meeting rooms are located within the building, please look at the schedule here. All bookings are managed via reception. Use of the meeting rooms is free to South Block tenants and we do take external bookings for a hire fee.

FACILITIES

For external hire, we have a large ground floor space which can comfortably fit up to 20 people. If the large boardroom table is moved from the centre of the room, for example for a presentation, then the capacity goes up to 30 people. The facilities include a large boardroom table and chairs, flip chart and projector with large projector screen; all of the facilities are included in the price of hiring the space.

CATERING

The meeting space is conveniently located next to ‘All That is Coffee’ meaning that if you require any refreshments throughout the day these can be organised beforehand with the coffee shop. There are various options including full buffets to just teas and coffees. If you wanted to have your event catered then please contact coffee@waspsstudios.org.uk for more information.

COSTS

The ground floor meeting room can be hired out for £20 p/h, £50 for half a day or £75 for the full day. These prices may vary as we offer a discount for charities and some arts organisations. To check availability or make a booking, please email southblock.reception@waspsstudios.org.uk or call 0141 271 4700. Please note: we are currently unable to take bookings for meeting spaces at weekends. South Block - Ground floor meeting space

Event Space/Gallery

The reception/cafe space is also a popular venue for events and exhibitions with a design focus. If you are interested in hiring this space (evenings and weekends), please contact southblock.reception@waspsstudios.org.uk.

You can also check out our guidelines for submitting a proposal here.

If you are interested in finding out whats on at South Block, regular updates are available on our facebook and twitter feeds.