Rooftop Film Club entrepreneurs launch “UK’s first” free co-working space in Peckham

Donation-based Office Club to provide members with desk space, meeting rooms and “super-fast” broadband

The entrepreneurs behind the Rooftop Film Club, Nick Frow and Gerry Cottle Junior, have announced the launch of the “UK’s first” free flexible workspace designed to support start-ups and growing businesses that can’t afford the usual fees to lease office facilities.

Located at the Bussey Building in Peckham, the Office Club will not charge a fee but will instead encourage members to donate towards the space, with a suggested donation of £10 a day, as and when the user can afford it.

The space has facilities for up to 50 members and will provide each member with a personal desk, office facilities including high-speed broadband, access to private meeting rooms, social areas and a kitchen, as well as free refreshments.

There will also be regular networking events held at the space along with business master classes and tutorials open to all, not just Club members.

Frow and Cottle Junior intend for the workspace to “kick start small businesses within the local area” and claim it is ideal for creative start-ups and freelancers looking for an “exciting, professional environment”.

Office Club co-founder, Cottle Junior, said of the launch: “Following the success of Rooftop Film Club we wanted to offer other aspiring business minds the opportunity to work in a truly creative and inspiring space, without the financial constraints of typical office rental.

“Office Club is unique in that it offers, stylish, well equipped surroundings to those who may not be able to normally afford a London base.

“We hope this exciting new environment will help the next generation of big thinkers succeed and achieve their goals”.

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