Shared workplace in heart of Rickmansworth offers students and charities a helping hand
12th August 2021
Students, charities and voluntary organisations are being urged to take advantage of a shared workplace - following the lifting of pandemic restrictions - with the aim of boosting the local economy.
The Rivertech workplace in the centre of Rickmansworth provides spaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers and homeworkers across Three Rivers district and is offering a discount to attract students and voluntary sector organisations to utilise the space.
Rivertech, based in Basing House, is operated as a partnership between the council and Wimbletech, a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Wimbledon.
Rivertech has transformed the building to provide a vibrant place for people to work and grow their businesses. Although the site was closed in the first lockdown, once it was made Covid secure the building was able to operate throughout the more recent restrictions.
Harry Atkinson, operations manager at Wimbletech, said: “The benefit of working with us is having a dedicated desk, not trying to work in a café or coffee shop. It’s also nice that you can interact with other people. This is an opportunity for anyone who has just started up a business under lockdown who might want to come and base themselves somewhere for a day or a few days a week – this is a place where they can do that.”
Rivertech is offering ten fixed desk spaces available at £100 per person per month and ten flexible spaces available at £50 per person per month. Meanwhile the work hub is also offering free and discounted space for community meetings and events.
Mr Atkinson added: “Now we are discounting the meeting spaces for charities and voluntary organisations, even offering them for free in some cases. And for students the benefit of coming and working at Rivertech means having a dedicated desk and an area that is yours for studying.”
Cllr Sarah Nelmes, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “Three Rivers has always been a district of community spirit and enterprising ideas. We must harness this as we build back a stronger and more vibrant economy than ever before. This exciting project in the heart of Rickmansworth is the perfect example – it's truly a centre of entrepreneurism. I urge anyone who thinks this brilliant hub could work for their business or organisation to give it a try.”
To book your tour of the workspace and for more information visit:
or contact Laura at Laura@wimbletech.com or call 07878 123 825.