6–10 Central Parade, Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4RT
Retail incubation and creative workspace
Timeline July 2016 – Ongoing
Delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Waltham Forest, this grade II listed, former One Stop Shop now provides space to over 20 businesses of different scales and uses, a public bakery/café, incubator retail opportunities for startups and desks for freelancers.
Meanwhile Space has worked to transform with extensive refurbishment a former council direct centre into a mixed use creative hub, with a variety of retail; workspace and studio space, and bakery cafe, initially open for two years, this has since been extended for a further 3 years, whilst the long term future of the site is being decided upon.
The model incorporates:
Cafe and Bakery Run by Alex and his Today Bread team, the cafe also has a flexible space which can be hired out for events.
2 High Street facing retail units
4 Incubator units offered at a concession rate for six months to local startups who are in the first two years of building their enterprise, and can benefit from occasional visibility.
14 Fixed desks available to individuals and freelancers needing a regular workspace for quiet or small uses.
7 self-contained studio/office space suitable for established creative SME’s looking for small to medium sized independent units within a shared building.