The groundbreaking for Keen Studios in Chelsea was April 4th, 2007. It has 14 affordable artists units.
The "classic development process" as it often applies to live/work projects, is shown on the Art Space Development Chart pdf, below. The keepers of the classic process are the bankers, planners, architects, lawyers and contractors who are used to a pattern much like the one laid out.
While buying and developing a building is a complex process, it can be achieved. Other artists have developed their own studio and live/work spaces Their experiences are worth looking at carefully. Check out our section on artist space case studies.