Thursday, January 16, 2014

Could garageworking take off in London?

A fascinating article by Jonathan Moules in the FT suggests that converting empty garages in London owned by 10 housing associaitons into shedworking atmospheres could provide homes for around 3,275 new businesses.

It's all part of a plan by the Conservative group on the Greater London Authority - From Lock Up to Start Up: Londons micro businesses thriving out of empty garages - which suggests each conversion would cost £26,000 but this would swiftly be recouped by renting it out to potential shedworkers. It's well worth a read (the link above clicks through to the pdf proposal which has lots more detail) including case studies such as the one below:

Homestead Timber Buildings - Manufacturers of Quality Timber Buildings

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