Workspace that Works: City of London

Of the City of London’s 10,000 small businesses, nearly one quarter – employing 80,000 workers – are located in flexible workspaces. Demand for workspace in the City is increasing as working styles at both corporate and SME levels are changing. On 30 August, Future of London led a field trip to City of London workspaces as part of our Workspace … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders 13: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders Round 13 wrapped on 14th September with 'Proposals for London' about the potential of innovative workspace for economic development, employment and regeneration. The final task before graduation, this was an invitation to combine research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. The … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: Deptford

Compared to other boroughs, LB Lewisham has high proportions of students, creative micro-businesses (75% home-based) and residents with qualifications. The council wants to support new workspaces throughout the borough that cater for flexibility and collaboration, which could encourage Lewisham’s highly skilled residents to create economic … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: Brixton

Brixton, in the London Borough of Lambeth, is a popular south London retail and leisure destination, with a thriving high street attracting 70m people a year. The area has excellent transport links but has poor accessibility in places and lacks office space. As with elsewhere in London, existing workspace is under threat from rising rents and … [Read more...]

London workspace workshop

With employment land under increasing pressure from housing, and with the coming devolution of business rates opening opportunities for revenue generation, workspace provision is an increasingly hot topic for local authorities. On 13th June, Future of London brought together public-sector practitioners involved in workspace provision to share best … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: Camden visit

LB Camden has strong demand for workspace, ranging from large multinationals in central London and King's Cross, to small creative industries in Camden Town, a jewellery cluster in Hatton Garden and a growing life sciences sector around Euston Road. Transport-led development has been a significant driver of workspace provision, with 3.4m sqft in … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: Dalston

As part of Future of London’s Workspace that Works programme, we are visiting successful SME workspace clusters across London. On 19th April, we visited Dalston, LB Hackney – a summary of the visit is below. Dalston Dalston is one of Hackney’s growth areas, and the council’s 2013 area action plan identifies the cultural and third sector … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works… workshop

On 13th June, Future of London will host a workshop as part of our Workspace that Works programme, exploring the links between SME workspace provision and regeneration. This workshop will give public sector planning, regeneration and economic development professionals a better understanding of what workspace operators need and how to support … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: best practice in SME workspace provision

Small and micro businesses account for 98% of businesses in London and nearly 50% of all employment. SMEs have capacity to deliver significant jobs and growth in London. In recent years, London has seen an explosion in alternative workspaces catering to small and micro businesses (GLA 2014). The new generation of SME workspace tends to be more … [Read more...]

Chrisp Street market key to regeneration in Poplar

Chrisp Street market in Poplar (LB Tower Hamlets) is a long-running food and convenience goods market which is being used to anchor regeneration plans in the wider area. On 24th September, we visited the area as part of our Communities in Transition series, to see how the market is being used to deliver regeneration programmes and hear about how … [Read more...]