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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline

Our Business Studios are all located on the upper floor spaces around the Cone site. Many either overlook the canal or courtyard making it a unique location for your business. Some businesses enjoy getting involved in on-site activities such as our annual Christmas Tree Festival.

  • The Cone at Night from the back from the canal bridge

Facilities Available

Each of the studios has:

  • a separately metered electricity supply which provides power points, lighting, hot water and heating.
  • a stainless steel sink unit and water supply.
  • a telephone connection point to most of the studios
  • Administrative facilities are available on site if required, for example word processing and photocopying facilities.
  • Controlled access to the studios during the visitor centre's opening hours.

Current Business Studios

Studio 17 - Blueberry Training. Podcasts to help you improve your business skills. Whether you are looking for information on how to start up your own business, how to sell your product, financial advice when running a business, legal requirements for business or employment business information, we can help. 

www.blueberrytraining.com

Studio 18 & 19  - Glen Callum Associate. Recruitment consultants specialising in UK positions for the automotive and industrial sectors. Their prestigious head office base; is centrally located, with accessible interview and conference facilities, on a site which boasts a proud industrial heritage.  

www.glencallum.co.uk

Studio 21 & 22 - Eleven 10 Creative. Specialists in graphic design and brand communications.

www.eleven10creative.co.uk

Studio 20, 23 & 24 - Passion Dental Designs.  Dental implants, pressed ceramics inc e.max, composite, aesthetic and full arch restorations.

www.passiondentaldesign.co.uk

Lease

The studios are offered initially for a term of 12 months subject to completion of a formal lease. The lease is of a standard format and a copy can be made available upon request.

Completion of a lease is subject to receipt of a fully completed application form and the timely receipt of satisfactory references.

Lease renewal

Whilst there will be no automatic right to renewal of the initial 12 month lease, it is expected that leases of up to three years will then be made available. This is subject to the Council's satisfaction that the tenant has operated in accordance with the terms of the previous lease and in the spirit of the centre's operation.

Repairs & decoration

Tenants are responsible for internal repairs and decoration of their respective studios. The council will undertake all external and structural repairs and decoration to the complex space. A proportion of the cost of which will be rechargeable through the service charge provided in the lease.

Small business rate relief may be available to ratepayers and this will give 50% rate relief.

* Not currently separately assessed for rating purposes.