Affordable Workspace

Small businesses and start-ups drive innovation, support economic growth and deliver social value. One of the biggest challenges facing them, however, is finding affordable workspace, particularly against a backdrop of rising inflation and added cost pressures.

The ‘affordability’ of commercial space has in recent years become a strategic focus for urban planners and strategists in London. The Greater London Authority (GLA) is at the forefront of this, given commercial rents have risen significantly across the city over the last decade, hand in hand with increasingly constrained supply.

But, what is ‘affordable’ workspace, why is it needed and how can it be delivered? And should it be considered outside of London in other parts of the country? Watch our recent webinar on Affordable Workspace to find out more and see our articles on the subject below.

Explore our five part blog series on affordable workplace to find out:

What is affordable workspace?

Moving beyond London’s discount to market rate approach.

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Why is affordable space needed?

Supporting London’s squeezed businesses in these precarious times.

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Which locations are affordable in London?

Achieving agglomeration effects.

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Where is affordable workspace?

Looking outside of the Capital, where is affordable?

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How can affordable workspace be designed?

Changing ecology of employment and work.

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Patrick Ransom is an Associate Director in our London Planning, Development and Regeneration team. He is an Affordable Workspace commentator and has undertaken research on the topic for the London Boroughs of Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Lambeth, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Hackney.