Farewell to Granby Space

Last month we bid a fond farewell to our temporary creative hub Granby Space after 5 years of operation. Formerly the site of Waterloo Library before it moved to Oasis Charitable Trust, the space was transformed into a co-working space, offices, and a retail unit and opened in 2016 to support local Lambeth start-ups and growing independent enterprises.


The design process for Granby Space was informed by extensive consultation with key stakeholders including We Are Waterloo, South Bank Employers' Group, and local landlords, and the build was delivered by a team effort from Meanwhile Space, Lambeth Council and IF_DO.



Between 2016 and 2021, the hub provided affordable workspace and business support to local businesses and social enterprises from a variety of industries, including:


Clay Habitat

https://clayhabitat.uk

Ceramics gallery and shop managed entirely by our London-based members of ceramics artists and makers. Now open at our Westminster project Ebury Edge.


Fledglink

https://fledglink.com

A mobile app which offers free access to resources for young people to help them make informed decisions about their future work.


Free To Be Kids

https://freetobekids.org.uk

A charity supporting disadvantaged young people across London via a range of therapeutic adventures, countryside based respite residentials, and creative termtime afterschool groups.


Workhappy

https://workhappy.uk

A workplace health and wellbeing consultancy specialising in DSE and ergonomics.


Albatross Digital

https://albatross.digital

A golf digital marketing agency that isn't afraid to push boundaries, challenge the traditional and make golf more pervasive.


Borough Wines

https://boroughwines.co.uk

Wine on tap specialists championing smaller, independent producers for the UK market, offering unique and interesting wines with real provenance.


Child Rights International Network

https://home.crin.org

A creative thinktank producing new and dynamic thinking on human rights, focusing on children and young people.


Creative Nancy

https://creativenancy.com

Nancy makes animations and films for brands, broadcasters, production companies, agencies, and the occasional magician.


I Drew This

https://idrewthis.london

A boutique creative agency specialising in entertainment advertising.


MJV Technology and Innovation

https://mjvinnovation.com/uk

Digital design innovators in UX, design thinking, digital transformation, digital science, and more.


Smile Plastics

https://smile-plastics.com

A materials design and manufacturing house making exquisite hand-crafted panels from waste materials.


Vault Festival

https://vaultfestival.com

The UK’s leading independent showcase of live performance and artistic talent.


Walulel Ltd

https://walulel.com

The geospatial, geocivic, geosocial company crafting and creating software as service solutions to let you speak to, serve, and understand your community.



It’s been a pleasure to be part of the Lower Marsh and wider Waterloo community over the past 5 years, and to follow how our tenants' ventures have grown since their time as part of the Granby Space project.


If you're a start-up business, social enterprise, or freelancer looking for workspace in your local neighbourhood, find out about our available spaces across London.