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The managed studios form an integral part of the overall Red House Glass Cone refurbishment scheme, to create separate secure accommodation which has been designed to suit the small, start up craft, and professional business

  • Open to the public seven days a week, 40,000 visitors a year
  • An opportunity to join a network of seven other like minded designer-makers and other creative businesses
  • Hot glass studio, cold working and kiln facilities available to hire
  • A truly unique location set alongside the Stourbridge Canal

An events and exhibitions programme including a yearly exhibition for on-site designer-makers and two craft markets

Facilities Available

Each of the studios has a separately metered electricity supply which provides power points, lighting, hot water and heating. There is a stainless steel sink unit, water supply and telephone connection point to most of the studios.

Administrative facilities are available on site if required, for example word processing and photocopying facilities.

Within the reception area, there is the facility for tenants to display their wares.

The public has controlled access to the studios during the visitor centre's opening hours.

Information on Studios Already Let

Studio 17 - Blueberry Training offer a series of 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. In addition we offer a number of professional business skills courses which help you capitalise on ideas by becoming excellent creative leaders.

Studio 18/19 & 21 - Glen Callum Associate are recruitment consultants specialising in UK positions for the automotive and industrial sectors. With a trading history spanning over 16 years Glen Callum Associates are now located at the heart of the Black Country within Red House Glass Cone. This allows them a prestigious head office base; centrally located, with accessible interview and conference facilities, on a site which boasts a proud industrial heritage.

Studio 20 - Birmingham Forest Schools - A community interest company delivering Forest Schools, outdoor learning, training, community engagement projects and school grounds development.

Studio 22 - One Eleven Creative

Specialists in graphic design and brand communications.

Studio 24/24 - Passion Dental Designs

Dental implants, pressed ceramics inc e.max, composite, aesthetic and full arch restorations.


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 3 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 will be 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.