Building Resilient Workspaces conference
Since 2016, Future of London’s Workspace that Works initiative has brought together cross-sector organisations through field trips, networking events, a collaborative research forum and a major report to share best practice in promoting SME workspace throughout the city. As these flexible spaces play a greater role in economic development strategies, councils are seeking an affordable and inclusive offer to maximise local community benefit.
Throughout this work Future of London has connected property owners, policymakers, developers, designers and operators at varying scales to explore the key issues and more than 100 cross-sector practitioners attended the half-day conference in 2018 to explore inclusion, accreditation and the future of workspace.
FoL continues to lead the way in 2019/20 – this time, the conference focus was on building resilience workspaces and managing tensions. Workspace and co-working in particular remain an important part of London’s landscape, contributing both economic and social value. Success relies on working collaboratively to understand and respond to local need, but with London’s largest commercial landlord now in the media spotlight, questions about market saturation and the future role of workspace are being asked.
Building resilient workspaces conference
Our half-day conference in January 2020 explored the state of the market, the social and economic value of workspaces, the implications of the GLA’s pilot accreditation scheme and, most importantly, how we can deliver resilient workspaces that work for London’s future. Read the event write-up.
Future London Leaders 27 wrapped up in June 2021 with candidates presenting their Proposals for London on the theme of Green Recovery in webinar format. A virtual audience of colleagues, mentors, sponsors, alumni and course contributors tuned in to cast their votes from home.
Future London Leaders 26 wrapped up in March 2021 with candidates presenting their Proposals for London on the theme of technology in webinar format. A virtual audience of colleagues, mentors, sponsors, alumni and course contributors tuned in to cast their votes from home.
Alumni Communities of Practice forum exploring some of the short-term operational and design challenges faced during the Covid crisis, and the long-term role workspace will play in supporting local economic recovery.
Our half-day conference on 23 January explored the state of the market, the social and economic value of workspaces, the implications of the GLA’s pilot accreditation scheme and, most importantly, how we can deliver workspaces that work for London’s future.
Providing community services, space and connections is getting tougher. Historically the domain of churches and temples and technically a council responsibility, this key element of local support relies on vulnerable funding – and lots of good will. Local trusts have been delivering that support for decades, and it may be time for them to play a bigger role.
This is a guest post from Harry Knibb, Principal Consultant for Sustainable Places, WSP, as part of Future of London’s Workspace for All event. Our climate is changing, resources are finite,…
Co-working spaces, accelerators, incubators, makerspaces and artist studios are essential to London’s start-up and creative communities. Demand for shared and affordable workspace is high and the industry is enjoying fast…
Our 2017 Workspace Matching event brought together cross-sector practitioners to find out about opportunities for workspace-related regeneration.
This popular event introduces top workspace operators to landlords wanting to learn, and shares the latest in workspace policies.
On 21 February, Future of London launched our Workspace that Works report, looking at the links between SME workspace provision and regeneration, and what role local authorities can play.
This event joined LAs, landlords and operators to learn from each other and forge new partnerships for delivering workspace.
On 24 November, we visited Park Royal to learn about its existing workspace offer and how the OPDC plans to promote workspace provision throughout its extensive regeneration project.