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Affordable workspace and premises

Tower Hamlets is a popular destination for entrepreneurs to establish and grow their businesses. The borough is host to some of the most thriving enterprise clusters including creative, cultural and knowledge-based industries along with more traditional businesses.

Lack of affordable workspace is often given as a reason for limiting local enterprise development.

Whether you’re a budding artist looking for creative studio space or a keen coder setting up a digital business, we can help.

Tower Hamlets offers access to a range of business premises and flexible workspaces, supporting the needs of a diverse business community.

Workspace options in the borough

Whether you are a start-up, a small or growing business we can support you in finding a suitable workspace in Tower Hamlets that will meet your needs.

Property Link will assist you on more traditional rental enquiries. For more flexible workspace options please email business.support@towerhamlets.gov.uk with your requirements. A member of the team will work with you to recommend local workspace providers based on your needs.

Meanwhile Spaces

Utilising under-used shops, buildings, open spaces or land allows flexibility of use.

These spaces are available on a temporary basis at below-market rates. This  provides economic, social or environmental benefits for the local community.

For more information visit the meanwhile spaces page.

Support for workspace providers

We are keen to support the growth and development of a range of workspaces in the borough. 

Please get in touch if you have available space or are looking to create some. We want to work with you to minimise vacancies within these workspaces.

Support for developers and commercial landlords seeking workspace providers

For developers and commercial landlords seeking to create new workspaces in the borough. The council can suggest workspace providers for you to contact.

Commercial property      

The council has a portfolio of around 200 shops located in the borough.

The Tower Hamlets Asset Management Team look after commercial property lettings in the borough. The team will ensure access for the community to buildings in good condition.

To access available units, please visit commercial lettings. You will also find further information on the service.

For more information on any of the above services, please email business.support@towerhamlets.gov.uk.