Atrium Studios : Bringing together the creative industries into one creative work space.

Atrium Studios is an innovative creative industries hub located at the University of Suffolk and is adjacent to the stunning Waterfront Marina. It is the first of its kind in Ipswich, and offers affordable studio and desk space to start-ups, SME's, freelancers, artists, graduates and alumni. It’s a space to; work, meet, collaborate, network and grow. 

It offers a unique creative shared space which brings together Fine Artists and Creative businesses. The mix of disciplines at the studios has created an environment that supports and stimulates creativity. The environment promotes and encourages the sharing of skills and collaboration. This culture has enabled collaborative working and helped develop new and productive business to business relationships. 

Carol Gant, Project Coordinator says ‘The studios are a creative space where people can design, test, scale and launch enterprising new ideas. Imaginative people thrive in a creative space which is designed to create collaborations between people from different backgrounds and disciplines.

The studios are home to a wide range of skills such as: software developers, website designers, graphic designers,  illustrators, motion graphic designers, Fine Artists, ELearning, event management , project management and even a professional sword fighter.

For a full list of our companies and artists please visit

A word from our members

Greg Cooper, Beer & Co.

Since I started working out of Atrium Studios my business has benefited greatly from the new relationships and contacts I have made. I really feel part of a creative business environment

Robert Simpson, Squircle

I already feel more positive about my business because I‘ve been able to split my home and work life. Hopefully in the future there will be plenty of opportunities to work with some of my fellow Atrium-ers.

Joanna Whittle, Fine Artist

I like having my own space away from home and to have the opportunity to meet other artists and professionals. It has been great to be able to exhibit in the waterfront reception and have the opportunity to curate exhibitions.

As well as the affordable space Atrium Studios hosts a varied schedule of free seminars, showcases and exhibitions in which all members are invited to participate.  Members can also benefit from networking opportunities and the full support of the UCS Department of Arts and Humanities.

One of our events is the monthly meet up called a ‘Jelly’   A Jelly is a regular co-working event hosted at the studios for freelancers, people who work from home and those who run their own small businesses. The Jellies are held on the last Thursday of each month at 8am. It’s free and its about meeting new people, working socially, collaboration and trying to combat some of the isolation that working by yourself can bring. It’s a mixture of work, conversation, sharing ideas and passing on tips and help. The aim is to provide a meeting space for like – minded people to bring their laptop and work together, exchange ideas and help each other.

For further details about the studios please visit or call Carol Gant on 01473 338654

 University of Suffolk, Logo, ipswich, waterfront

01473 338 654