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.”

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