Temple Studios, sitting adjacent to Temple Meads railway station, opened in May 2013. A workspace primarily targeted at creative and digital businesses, it’s a striking development based in what used to be a postal sorting office. This is where HAB Housing, an innovative housing firm conceived of by Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, chose to base their first studio. We thought it was time to get to know the business a bit better.
Business age: 8 years
Number of employees: 8-10 in the core business
Length of time in the Enterprise Zone: About a year, but the office at Temple Studios is our first. Before this, we were a virtual business, working out of a range of business hubs, restaurants and cafes. We had a system that worked quite well but found that the growth of the business meant we needed a physical premises.
Why did you choose Temple Studios? We chose Bristol because of its strong reputation for environmental businesses; it seemed like a natural destination. We’d looked for a spot for a while and, one day, a colleague was walking past Temple Studios, stuck their head in and they just happened to have one ideal unit available.