South Block is a vibrant 50,000 sq.ft. studio complex in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant CIty/Trongate area.

Designed by award-winning architects NORD, South Block provides 96 studios for Glasgow’s creative community including:

  • 64 studios for visual artists and makers
  • 25 offices for creative companies
  • Seven offices for social enterprises working in the cultural sector
  • Meeting rooms and project spaces available for external hire
  • Open plan reception/exhibitions and events space on the ground floor

64 artist spaces
32 offices
meeting rooms
exhibition spaces
disabled access
event hire

south block project space

South Block has a flexible exhibition and projects space on the ground floor of the building. In programming this space, Wasps has a focus on works with design-based processes.

The space is substantial and gets lots of natural light from a large full length window which looks out onto Osborne Street. This space lends itself for exhibitions, evening events, gatherings and talks. There is also a meeting space to the rear of the building up a small set of stairs which can be used for small screenings, meetings and workshops.

Bookings and notes of interest for the space are taken by the reception team at South Block. If you are interested in using this space for your creative event or exhibition, please contact See full details of the space by clicking the link below.


The South Block renovation project costs amounted to £3.5 million, met with generous support from the funders who recognised the value of this facility in the area: Creative Scotland; Scottish Investment Fund; Scottish Enterprise; European Regional Development Fund; Glasgow City Council; Glasgow City Heritage Trust; and Merchant City Townscape Heritage Initiative.

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


South Block is largely accessible. The meeting space on the ground floor however has some steps leading to it so visitors with disabilities may require assistance.


South Block
60-64 Osborne Street
G1 5QH

getting here

South Block is a couple of minutes walk from Argyle Street train station and sits parallel to Trongate, directly behind Trongate 103. It is also a five minute walk from many of the bus stops situated on Stockwell Street. There is no free car parking but there is an NCP car park directly across the road.

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