Sanitary products supplier GROHE is supporting a shared working hub opened by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
Your Space is a new flexible space for the community, designed to nurture working relationships between entrepreneurs and business start-ups with designers and architects.
It will provide affordable workspace solutions with flexible desk space, a lounge, and a studio. It will also provide longer-term residencies for those seeking a more permanent home for their business, an integrated event space for networking or key launches, and an outdoor rooftop terrace with views of the local park and community. Your Space is one of a range of activities the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is undertaking this year to help raise awareness of and funds for their work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and GROHE worked on the project along with 50 other contractors.
The vision architects at Gensler had for You Space was a community environment where workers can feel supported, included and inspired whilst having access to professional business facilities.
Karl Lennon, International Key Account Director at GROHE, said: “It was our pleasure to support such a forward-thinking and compassionate project. A crucial part of the vision for the space was to create an inspiring environment that would encourage young people to visit and realise their true potential – how could we turn down the opportunity to get involved?!
“Our involvement is where many great ideas and strong relationships stem from – conversations over a strong tea or coffee. We were delighted to donate three of our Red taps, which deliver kettle hot water on demand, and are placed in a few of the communal kitchen spaces across the site. GROHE Red offers the perfect convenience for users – endless hot drinks to accompany a long working day, with no need to boil the kettle! It was especially great to see them in use during my recent visit to the project.”