Work space set to open in town centre as part of £2m project
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A new work space, which has been created as part of a £2m project and features the largest roof terrace in Stevenage, will officially open tomorrow.
Overlooking the clock tower and the town square, one of Stevenage's oldest and most central town buildings has been transformed to create Co-Space, a modern office space which will be home to more than 40 businesses.
Part funded by Hertfordshire LEP, the project forms part of the regeneration of Stevenage town centre. Co-Space aims to become the central business and creative hub for the town, serving everything from single person start-ups to the region's largest enterprises.
Co-Space co-founder Alistair Thomas said: "We are very excited to be working with Stevenage Borough Council to provide this first-of-a-kind, flexible workspace offering in Stevenage.
"Together with the council, we are creating a space that will meet the needs of businesses and individuals looking for a modern workspace that offers flexibility, aspirational design and community."
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As well as the town's largest roof terrace, the building contains over 35 private offices, meeting and event spaces, plus break-out spaces, all available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Adam Wood, head of infrastructure and regeneration at Hertfordshire LEP, said: “Our investment will help convert previously unused space at the heart of Stevenage into a vibrant and modern workspace for local entrepreneurs and SMEs.
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"As we move forward out of the pandemic, it is vital for both the county’s economic recovery and the vitality of our places, that we provide the facilities and infrastructure needed to enable businesses to flourish locally, in order to increase employment opportunities for local people and encourage footfall to town centres during the working week.”
The space will be officially opened at a launch event on Friday, September 3, with borough council leader Sharon Taylor cutting the opening ribbon and unveiling a plaque, alongside High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Lionel Wallace and other members of the local business community.
Co-Space will open to the public on Monday, September 6.