What £3m buys… …20 months of speed learning Office space for 10 organisations Hot desk space for 30 new start-ups Large hall with professional stage 3 modern, flexible meeting rooms Bright & airy lounge areas to relax & network
How we developed the market Bold with pricing Sent a clear ‘quality’ message to the market Consistent and transparent pricing Market aggressively and unapologetically Mixed use – community & private Invest in the spaces on offer
Immediate benefits New & improved services Wider geographical reach Access to new beneficiary groups New skills and expertise Stronger, united voice More integrated or coordinated approach
Hard won benefits Financial savings and better use of resources Independence Competitive advantage Reduced duplication of service delivery Greater capacity to replicate success Mutual support between local organisations
Achievements Completed fit-out & enhanced space Established a thriving weekend market Hosted the London Ambassadors 90% of serviced office rented All tenants have seen increased footfall
Lessons learnt Building spec. – never perfect, hindsight… Facilities management is time-consuming Maintaining a community spirit is key Volunteers can be a huge asset Creating ‘ownership’ by the local community CVS as landlord – necessity to be firm
The future Growing current market & creating new ones Offer diverse packages to suit all occasions Include & nurture the local community Keeping the Centre dynamic & relevant Our new ‘landlord’ role & relationship w. VCS
Thank youGraham CollinsCommunity Development Manager020 8532 firstname.lastname@example.org
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