Eagle House is the creative home to a small group of artists working in a variety of different media. A stone’s throw from the Port of Aberdeen, this granite building is situated just off the historical Marischal Street – the first planned street in the city and home to many merchants over previous centuries.

Wasps is thankful for the benevolence of local arts supporter Ken Irons, who transferred ownership of Eagle House to Wasps in 2008. Ken and his wife Jean set up a charity (NEAPS) to develop and run these Aberdeen studios.

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being a wasps tenant

With over 40 years worth of expertise, we are the UK’s largest provider of studio space for artists and creative industries.

Tenants of the Wasps community receive the following benefits:

  • An inclusive rent for artists
  • Studio security – all our buildings are either owned or on long term rentals across the estate
  • 24/7 access all year round (excluding hot-desking memberships)
  • Being part of our community of almost 1,000 artists and creatives based in 20 buildings across Scotland
  • Ability to join the Own Art scheme through Wasps – Own Art allows for an artist’s clients to spread the cost of an artwork priced from £100 to £25,000 over 10 months with no interest. Using Own Art can help you close that extra sale – turning a £500 artwork into a more affordable proposition of £50 per month, for example
  • Support and expertise from Wasps’ staff
  • Promotion on the Wasps website (receiving tens of thousands of visitors per month) with an self-managed artist profile and shop through the community page
  • Access to the Wasps Tenant Portal – an exclusive online platform for tenants to find out about updates and opportunities from across the network
  • Exhibiting and selling opportunities through our arts programme including exhibitions across the network, discounted rates for market stalls, Open Studios events and inclusion in art fairs

accessibility & getting here


The studios are on the 1st and 2nd floor and unfortunately there is no lift access. The entrance stairwell is also narrow.


Eagle House
15 Shore Lane
AB11 5BF

getting here

From Guild Street bus and train station turn right, crossing Market Street onto Virginia Street. Shore Lane is second lane on the right. Eagle House is half way down on left hand side. If driving, turn off Union Street (A9013) down Market Street turning left before harbour onto Virginia Street (A956) where there is a car park on left. Shore Lane is about a two minute walk away.

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