PS², now located in Spencer House, a listed building in Belfast city centre, has studios for currently 8 artists and a large, general workshop space on the first floor and a project space [gallery] on the ground floor, in open view and access for the public.
Paragon Studios, set up as self managed, volunteer-run studio collective in 1994 was an initiative by artists, looking for affordable workspace.
In 2004 and ever since, a project space was opened as a platform for art projects and cultural activities which often includes community engaged projects in neighbourhoods and fringe sites in the city and further afield.
Since its beginning located in Donegall Street at the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, PS² had to move to close by North Street in 2016, due to the planned (and delayed) regeneration process and a complete re-building of the area only to be kicked out again after 18 months to close by Spencer House. Both former premises are still unoccupied. It is feared that this process will continue.