Flexible Workspace in high streets - pamphlet

The future of high street assets creating social and economic value by providing space for local business and enterprises of all sizes. Register for the event.
23 March 2021

The pandemic has significant ramifications for the future of how workspaces will be serving entrepreneurs and businesses post Covid. In its various forms, workspace could be a vital tool in helping London to recover from the impact of vacancy rates, from small units on local neighbourhood high streets to towering office blocks within the CAZ.

To explore these issues, the LEAP has worked with the Mayor of London’s Workspace Advisory Group (WAG) to explore areas where new types of flexible workspace models could flourish and help London to recover quicker, whilst building its resilience as a flexible and responsive city.

Architecture 00 have been supporting this work and have now produced the ‘Flexible Workspaces on our High Streets’ pamphlet. The document provides guidance for empty high street premises ranging from large public-sector owned assets and shopping centre units to large retail space in the CAZ and small high street units. It calls for a reimagination of the relationships between landlords, tenants, operators, and local authorities, with the purpose of reducing the risk profile of vacant units, while ensuring that high street assets create social and economic value by providing space for local business and enterprises of all sizes.

March 31st - London’s Workspaces and Multi-modal working: opportunity or threat?

The purpose of the event is to explore:

  • How are workspace providers preparing for the return to work?
  • How do single-site providers stand, compared to multi-site providers?
  • How do outer-London workspaces stand, compared to inner-London?
  • How can we enable London’s workforce (and their employers) to both find and use independent workspaces?
  • Is there a model where people can have a membership offer that covers multiple spaces operated by different providers?
  • If you are a workspace provider or someone who cares about workspace affordability and local impact, this event is for you

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