The Craft Studios at Hillmorton Locks in Rugby was acquired by The Wigley Group from the Canal and River Trust in early 2016. It is a thriving 3,163 sq ft estate made up of 11 studio units which range from 250 to 1,000 sq ft. They are occupied by small and micro businesses and the building is located next to the Oxford Canal.
Tenants include a furniture upholsterer, physiotherapist and photographer. The site is close to the motorway network including the M1 and M6 and there is onsite parking and a nearby canal side café.
The Hillmorton Locks adjacent to the development are part of the Oxford Canal and were opened to trade in August 1840. Today thousands of leisure boats still pass through the locks.