King’s Cross needs projects like Small Works. It’s a great project which launched in the summer of 2014 by the charity CLEAR VILLAGE and the CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN VOLUNTARY ACTION (CIVA). The focus is in partnership with Peabody to turn derelict spaces into vibrant centres that support social enterprise and community-led initiatives.
The King’s Cross building follows the success of a couple of other Small Works projects in central London. One of which is in Hackney in East London.
Small Works offers desk space to social enterprises at a discounted rate in exchange for delivering free services to the local community. At the same time, Small Works acts as a community hub supporting local resident-led initiatives. Kings Cross Office Space are really interested to learn more about the type of companies that have based themselves within the project. It reminds us of a great initiative in Hackney called Hackney Shares, focused on building a community effort to support local businesses.
Tenants of Small works will benefit from:
Good King’s Cross location
Tea and coffee
Members of Small Works will like and benefit from the opportunity for P2P learning and for developing their enterprise, all while helping the local community. Members also get a say in the running of the space and are invited to help shape its success.
The building itself is the the old laundry building at the Peabody Priory Green estate now finding a second purpose and revitalised into a hub of community activity.
The cost of desk rental at Small Works is discounted to as low as £50 pcm and dependent on your giveback to the community.So if you think you have something to offer the local community in King’s Cross or the borough of Camden you can give King’s Cross Office Space a call on 020 3434 3877 to discuss you situation.