In September 2019 we were appointed by the GLA to lead a pilot project testing an accreditation for open workspaces offering community impact. Over the next year we will be working with more than 10 workspace providers in 8 different local authority areas to develop and deliver the accreditation and explore the benefits and costs of such a scheme for all stakeholders. The accreditation is likely to include London level and locally focused criteria around affordability, accessibility, economic and community impact and business conduct.
The results will be shared at a large conference for local authorities, workspace providers and other interested stakeholders on the 16th October 2020.
John Spindler and Alison Partridge continue to be active members of the newly re-launched Workspace Advisory Group.