Future Workspace Fund – Sustainable Workspaces, SE1

London Borough of Lambeth

The creation of nearly 60,000 sq ft of new supportive workspace and 4,000 jobs at the iconic County Hall is an exemplar project which promotes significant economic growth in an emerging sector which provides good, skilled jobs.

The Future Workspace Fund which enabled this is innovative, with a by application capital fund typically seen at the regional level of government rather than local. It also maximises the impact of funding compared to ad-hoc projects as the outputs and benefits of the projects funded can be agglomerated, and partnerships between the council and co-funders are formed.