Waterloo space for start-ups

5 October, 2016

Written by: Communications team

Better jobs, business and skills > Council updates

A new creative hub for small, start-up businesses is almost ready to open in the high-profile area of Lower Marsh in Waterloo. The deadline for applications for space is this Friday 7 October.

Illustration of new Granby space entrance in Waterloo

Meanwhile Space have converted the old Waterloo library, with co-working desks, office space and retail units to boost local business.  It will be known as Granby Space.

Waterloo library moved to the Oasis Centre in Kennington Road in July and the old building will host the creative working hub for around two years, until a longer term plan for the site is in place.

Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business and Culture said: “It’s great to see this space being used to help small, independent businesses in the area.

“Meanwhile Space have a great record of innovative projects that really make the best use of spaces like this, working with them enables us to make sure that this prominent space continues to be used ahead of any long term redevelopment.

“I hope the businesses that start off here go on to be hugely successful and represent our borough around the world.”

Designed to support local start-ups and independent enterprise, Granby Space will harness the creativity, knowledge and entrepreneurial talent of local people and their growing businesses.

Granby Space will be run by Meanwhile Space, a pioneering social enterprise at the forefront of ‘meanwhile uses’. Lambeth Council is sponsoring the project, as part of a wider initiative to protect and grow supportive workspace hubs within the borough.

If_Do architects have designed the space which will provide:

  • Co-working desks
  • Small office units for 2-4 people
  • New high street retail unit.

The deadline for applications for space is this Friday 7 October, but they are accepting rolling applications after that so you can still apply for space.

For more information and to apply for a space visit www.granbyspace.co.uk or contact rosie@meanwhilespace.com

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