Business hub that works for Wood Green
A new businesses hub for small enterprises, entrepreneurs and creative makers is getting ready to open its doors in Wood Green – and anyone interested in using the space can get in touch now.
Wood Green Works will be based on two floors of unused council offices at 40 Cumberland Road. It will combine flexible and affordable workspaces, co-working, training rooms and creative spaces ideal for local entrepreneurs and start-up companies, as well as access to grants and business advice from Nwes – the country’s largest enterprise agency.
Refurbishment works are due to finish at the end of March, and the doors are expected to open in April – with local resident Vivian Obiji as its Centre Manager. Vivian worked with the council’s Haringey Employment and Skills Team – known as HEST – which helps locals develop the skills and confidence necessary to find the right job for them.
Vivian said: “It’s been great to have the support of HEST – the team have helped me to find a role that I’m really excited about. I can’t wait for us to open the doors to Wood Green Works, which will provide opportunities for other locals, like me, to build and expand their careers.”
To register your interest in using a space at Wood Green Works, please contact the Nwes property team on 0845 4374 465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by Haringey Council and the Mayor of London through the London Regeneration Fund, Wood Green Works is the latest meanwhile project in the area, making use of unused spaces as Wood Green awaits wider transformation. It follows the successful launches of The Green Rooms arts hotel and Blue House Yard – a creative hub packed full of talented local makers.
The London Regeneration Fund is investing £20million to breathe new life into London’s high streets and places of work. It aims to make the most of the city’s wealth of talent in creativity and technology, by supporting innovative local projects. The fund invested more than £129million in 85 places since 2011.
Cllr Joe Goldberg, Haringey’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Social Inclusion and Sustainability, said:
Wood Green Works is yet another example of Haringey’s commitment to supporting local businesses and residents. It will provide much-needed flexible, affordable, space for the start-ups and small enterprises we are so keen to support. Driving employment is an essential part of our plans for the transformation of Wood Green and this project is a great way of helping local entrepreneurs to flourish and grow.
London’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said:
The London Regeneration Fund supports the development of the city’s town centres and high streets as great places to live, visit and do business. Wood Green Works is an example of a borough-led project which has transformed an existing building to deliver local economic growth through providing much-needed affordable space for start-ups and small enterprises.
Until 17 March Haringey Council is consulting with the community on our Wood Green Area Action Plan, which paves the way for an ambitious long-term transformation, providing 4,000 new jobs, 6,400 new homes and a thriving town centre, full of opportunities for our residents.
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