Do you have unused or underused commercial premises in the town centre,
industrial area or beyond?
Would you benefit from using this space to create a new income stream?
Could you maximise the use of your space throughout the day?
If so, then consider repurposing part or all of your property as workspace – we can provide support to create a stable financial return that suits you.
We have prepared three reports to give you practical tips on how to get started, and more in-depth material outlining the evidence and vision behind this idea.
1. The Need
There is a local and London wide need for workspace ranging from the very informal ‘hot desking’ or co-working spaces, to more permanent offices or light industrial studios for makers & artists.
>> See our ‘EVIDENCE BASE’ document for more information.
2. Thoughts from the neighbourhood
Read the feedback from local landowners/landlords and the community. There is a huge local aspiration to achieve the ‘15 minute neighbourhood’ where all you need to live, work and play is reachable within 15 minutes.
>> See our ‘ENGAGEMENT PROCESS’ document for more information.
3. How do we get there?
We need to maximise use of existing premises at the benefit of both landlords and the local community.
>> See our ‘VISION & STRATEGY ’ document for more information.
A practical guide to get you started
If you are interested in repurposing some or all of your commercial premises for workspace, here are the key links to help you get started:
Who can help me get there?
– 1:1s with Station to Station & Lambeth Regeneration and Local Economy officers, including site visits, space audits, assistance with planning changes/issues*.
– Help to apply for funding or match funding if necessary, including Lambeth’s Future Workspace Fund.
What do other South London workspace providers charge?
There are a diverse range of options for charging. We’ve made a table showing all the options, see here
What kind of workspace would work in my premises?
There’s a range of possibilities – we made a chart see below and here
*pre-application advice from the Local Planning Authority is strongly encouraged as some changes to space will be subject to planning permission.