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Beeching Road Studios, Bexhill-on-sea is a community space - this image shows the ideas behind the space.


Unsere Geschichte

Im August 2020 ernannte der Rother District Council (RDC) das Bexhill 6th Form College in Partnerschaft mit Flatland Projects zur Zusammenarbeit als Betreiber für das Gelände der Beeching Road Studios. Gemeinsam werden die beiden Partnerorganisationen ein formelles Managementsystem schaffen, das eine informelle Präsenz im Gebäude hat, das 6 Industrieeinheiten umfasst, die in mietbare und gemeinschaftliche kreative Arbeitsbereiche, Bildungseinrichtungen und öffentliche Kulturräume unterteilt sind.

Triff das Team

Beeching Road as a location: “The name is a railway joke, as Beeching Road is named after Dr Richard Beeching (1913-1985) famous for the “Beeching Axe” which destroyed the country’s railway infrastructure in 1964 in favour of the car – something we are still suffering from. The joke only works when you discover that Beeching Road is where the old Bexhill West Branch Line used to be – one of many Dr Beeching closed in 1964.


The Bexhill West, or Crowhurst Branch Line, went up through Sidley to Crowhurst where it joined the main line to London, this was opened in 1902 and was our fast connection to the capital. When we had it Bexhill was effectively half an hour closer to London.”

Julian Porter, 
District Curator, Bexhill Museum.


The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) is to allocate £960,000 of Local Growth Fund investment, matched by £800,000 from Rother District Council (RDC), to the Bexhill Creative Workspace project. The aim is to create new employment opportunities, low cost creative workspace and strengthen ties with the De La Warr Pavilion.

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The site on Beeching Road industrial estate was used by Premier Foods for the production of its Sharwood’s range until 2004 when it closed with the loss of 250 jobs. The funding was allocated after RDC put a case to SELEP, which is responsible for supporting the economies of East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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The decision was welcomed by Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, who said: “This is a really exciting project. I’m delighted to see RDC, with the help of SELEP, has seized this great opportunity to create a hub for the creative industries in Bexhill.


I know, from my work for our local jobs fair, there’s a huge amount of creative talent in and around Bexhill. It’s essential we create the right environment and workspace to help this innovative industry to thrive and grow.”


(The Newsroom, Bexhill-on-Sea, Observer, 2019)

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