Affordable working space available in Rickmansworth
09th June 2016
The Council has recently approved plans to progress the Work Hub, a project to create a shared work space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and homeworkers from Rickmansworth and the surrounding area. The project named ‘Rivertech’ will utilise vacant and underused space from the Council's offices and Basing House in Rickmansworth and will be working with Wimbletech, a Community Interest Company, to help run and manage the Hub.
The brainchild of David Fletcher, Wimbletech provides homes for startups and innovation hubs for the local community. They have worked with other local Councils to transform under-utilised space and will help Three Rivers revitalise parts of Basing House to provide a vibrant place for people to work, thrive and grow their businesses.
Wimbletech Founder, David Fletcher said, “I am massively excited to work in partnership with the Three Rivers District Council team to help create a powerful local community startup and co-working space within the District. The vision is to harness and bring together the energy, power and passion of local startups and entrepreneurs and then to reflect and amplify all associated benefits across and throughout the District!”
To help make this a centre of entrepreneurship, users are able to join Rivertech through flexible packages: these range from renting a ‘hot desk’ from £65 per month and ‘fixed desk’ from £95 per month (excluding VAT). Larger space for small companies is also available at a higher rate, dependent on size and availability of floor space.
The site is situated within a fantastic listed building and is about putting people before profit, aiming to provide the best possible value for the lowest price. By becoming a member, you will automatically gain access to the vast network of existing Wimbletech members, meaning that everyone from investors, designers and accountants are only a message away.
Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Lead Member of Economic and Sustainable Development said “We’ve seen Wimbletech run successful projects in other areas and are excited to be create a brand new project in partnership with them that help people start successful businesses and enterprises and benefit the local economy. "