Workspace launches ‘The Pill Box’ shared space for creative and digital businesses
Bethnal Green site opens following £9m redevelopment
Start-up focused office space provider Workspace Group has announced the opening of its latest site in Bethnal Green, set to provide 112 creative and digital businesses with space in order to collaborate and grow.
Entitled The Pill Box, the site is a £9m redevelopment of the former Allen & Hanbury pharmaceutical factory, and will contain many of the building’s original features including lab tile floors and brick columns with new additions including energy-efficient windows and a natural ventilation system.
The building will contain several areas designed to encourage collaboration amongst its tenants, including an apothecary-themed shared working space on the ground floor, a communal roof terrace and a café/restaurant.
Workspace also announced the introduction of a new interactive touchscreen system (‘Vgreet’) which will allow customers and tenants to create their own profile and view which businesses are based in The Pill Box and other Workspace sites, view upcoming Workspace events, and connect and video link to a remote expert.
Tenants will also gain access to features including fully managed WiFi, hosted telecoms and resilient data, and IT technical support.
Jamie Hopkins, chief executive officer of Workspace, commented: “It is with great pleasure that Workspace lifts the lid on The Pill Box. London is swiftly becoming the digital capital of Europe and becoming a destination for innovative businesses to build relationships, attract investment and grow.
“We are also pleased to be introducing new and inventive initiatives such as Vgreet that help us all connect and fully managed Wi-Fi throughout the The Pill Box. We have focused on creating a leading digital infrastructure for our customers, as an effective data network is integral to a business’s performance and our customers can now depend on the speed, quality and flexibility of our network.
“We feel privileged to be playing a role in the next phase of this historic area of London’s history but also in helping to create a fantastic business hub and being part of London’s creative, tech and digital growth.”