The Ice House Quarter, situated on the banks of the River Roding in Barking, offers a range of affordable flexible creative studios for short and long term hire. Studios include spaces for rehearsal and dance as well as offering a small scale performance venue. Subsidies or discounts are available for certain entrepreneurial ‘start ups’ or emerging creative talent.
This new quarter for creative industries forms an important part of the wider regeneration currently taking place along the Roding Riverside. This is an area of historic and cultural significance to Barking, being home to Barking Abbey (Ruins), Abbey Green, Town Quay (Short Blue Fishing Heritage) and the historic Granary and Malthouse Buildings.