Friday, 20 January 2017

Housing association launches work and live scheme

A housing association has joined forces with a workspace provider to help entrepreneurs set up in central London.

Peabody and The Trampery are piloting a new integrated residential and workspace property which offers start-ups for residential accommodation along with business space.

The project is supported by £7.3m of funding from Boris Johnson, the mayor of London.  

It is being developed on a six-acre site in Hackney Wick, east London, under the name Fish Island Village and includes 580 homes on site.

Mr Johnson said: “This exciting partnership between Peabody and The Trampery is a shining example of what can be done to support the needs of our creative and tech talent.”

Stephen Howlett, chief executive of the Peabody Group, said: We are very excited about the potential for this unique partnership with The Trampery, to engage the local creative community, while providing much-needed affordable housing.

“This landmark agreement demonstrates our shared commitment to creating opportunities for Londoners, by providing buildings and spaces that are a springboard for innovation and growth.”

Readers' comments

Comments are only open to subscribers of Inside Housing

Already a subscriber?

If you’re already a subscriber to Inside Housing, your subscription may not be linked to your online account. You can link your subscription from within the My Account section of the website and clicking on Link My Account.

Not yet a subscriber?

If you don't yet subscribe to Inside Housing, please visit our subscription page to view our various subscription packages.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

sign in register

Newsletter Sign-up

Related

Articles

IH Subscription