As an advisor for 3Space, we’re proud to announce that they are partnering up with Barclays Bank to provide free working space to local enterprises and innovators.
The scheme, dubbed Hatch, will see under-utilised Barclays’ properties transformed into spaces for entrepreneurs, startups and local businesses and community groups.
These spaces are ideal places to serve as a community hub, and a haven for small businesses to hit the ground running.
Currently there is already a Hatch in Oxford, and three more are due to open next year.
Andrew Cribb, CEO and Co-Founder of 3Space said: “Through our experience in transforming otherwise empty buildings across the UK we have identified a need for a type of local space where creatives, social enterprise, non-profits and local entrepreneurs can work, collaborate and experiment, creating value from an otherwise under-utilised resource, whilst also providing the foundation for sustainable local economic development.”
Each space will make use of the existing layout, and the Oxford Hatch has turned the former bank vault into a space equipped with a 3D printer and workshop tools.
Free training will also be provided by Barclays staff to support business growth and give technology advice.
Read more about the innovative programme at 3Space.