Workspace that Works… workshop

Workspace that Works | Makerversity photo by Neil Cummings (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Makerversity photo by Neil Cummings, CC BY-SA 2.0

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 workspace which can contribute to regeneration and economic development.

Participants will hear from experienced workspace operators on issues such as leasing arrangements, management models, finding tenants, business support, measuring impact and space specifications.

The workshop will be followed by an optional tour of Alan Baxter & Associates’ 70 Cowcross Street shared workspace.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What can councils and/or GLA do to support workspace operators?
  • How can/does workspace contribute to regeneration? Economic development? How can this be measured and shown?
  • What are council priorities when it comes to workspace provision?
  • How can councils make best use of spaces they own for workspace provision?
  • What should councils ask developers for in workspace provision, and how can they help get what they need?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Paul Augarde, Head of Creativity and Innovation, Poplar HARCA
  • David Fletcher, Founder, Wimbletech
  • Sara Turnbull, CEO, Bootstrap Company
  • Tom Tobia, Founder, Makerversity
  • Angela Whitehead, Alan Baxter Ltd.

When: Monday, 13 June 2016, 3-5pm

Where: The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

This event is free to attend thanks to support from Pollard Thomas Edwards, however places are limited and registration is essential. Register your interest at events@futureoflondon.org.uk and we will let you know if you have secured a place.