Name of the centre: The Creatives Online Centre
Type of structure : Haringey Arts Council: not-for-profit limited company, registered charity
Profile of the initiators of the project : voluntary-sector organisation of arts/creative members
Continent: Europe
Country: England
Address/tel/fax : Haringey Arts Council
The Chocolate Factory
Clarendon Road
London N22 6XJ
Tel: +44 020 8365 7500
Fax: +44 020 8365 8686
E-mail :
Contact: Peter Sinclair


Established in 1985, Haringey Arts Council is the principal agency for arts and creative industries development in the North London area. It is refurbishing a five-floor factory building nearby the Chocolate Factory, to be completed in 2002. The first phase will create the UK’s first Creative Industries Online Centre, and the second phase a post-production multimedia centre. The final phases will provide up to 37 incubator units for new and established creative industry businesses, especially those working in the digital arts. The centre will be linked to others in North East London by microwave, forming a unique Wide Area Network with broadband access to the Web. In addition, the centre will offer spaces for exhibitions, performances, training, workshops and seminars, and a restaurant. The Creatives Online Centre will become a centre of training and business support for high-tech creative industry businesses in North London.

-  Former use: textile factory
-  Surface of the site: 4,000 m²
-  Architect of the rehabilitation: Altaras Architecture Ltd
-  Foundation year: 2002
-  Type of occupation : lease
-  Owner of the building: Proton House Ltd


-  Creative Industries UK Online Centre,
-  multimedia centre,
-  music/video production studios,
-  37 creative industry incubator units,
-  multipurpose exhibition/performance space,
-  training, workshop and seminar rooms,
-  restaurant.

Artistic and social disciplines

-  multimedia- creation-production-training-spaces rental

-  music - creation-production-training-spaces rental

-  cinema/audiovisual- creation-production-training-spaces rental

-  visual art- creation-production-diffusion-spaces rental

-  community- web access-unemployment training

Financial support: None

- Creative Industries Support,
- UK Online Centres,
- Community Grid for Learning,
- Creative People,
- Creative Renewal

Modified on Friday 22 June 2007