We are creating a new workspace offering a range of practical support to freelancers, small local businesses and social enterprises.
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Goldsmiths is working with Lewisham Council, the Mayor of London, and other partners to transform a largely disused parade of shops on New Cross Road.
The ‘enterprise hub’ will connect great ideas – from local entrepreneurs, small businesses, students and alumni – with Goldsmiths’ research expertise, while also providing workspace for creative collaboration and business growth.
The delivery partners have appointed Morris+Company as architects for the project.
Once completed, the Hub will offer access to flexible workspace for a number of local businesses and provide help and advice to hundreds more. Additionally, it aims to help create 80 new jobs through both direct employment and the growth support it offers to local entrepreneurs.
Reflecting the diversity of Lewisham, we are particularly keen to support local BME entrepreneurs. Our aim is for at least half of the enterprises we engage with to be BME-led.
Building work will be completed in two main phases, beginning in January 2020. The exact sequencing of different aspects of the project is still to be finalised, but the Hub will be open for business from spring 2021.
Give your views
Goldsmiths has been seeking views within and beyond the College about how we can best use the facilities, networks and specialisms at Goldsmiths to achieve the aims of the Hub.
Surveys with students and staff have been complemented by design workshops attended by local business leaders and residents.
Future opportunities to get involved in shaping the design and programme will be advertised here – or sign up for updates by dropping us a line.
Finding out more
If you would like to receive updates about progress on the construction of the Enterprise Hub, drop us a line at employer.events (@gold.ac.uk) and we will send you occasional newsletters. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing us or clicking the link included in every newsletter.