Shared workspace provider The Trampery has opened registrations for a new co-working space in Old Street, at the heart of East London’s technology cluster.
The Trampery Old Street has been created in partnership with Publicis Worldwide, the global advertising services group, as the anchor location for a global partnership to promote collaboration between corporates and entrepreneurs.
It is the fifth shared workspace from The Trampery, which was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Charles Armstrong.
Over 300 companies are said to have started and grown at Trampery venues across London, and the Old Street hub will be the first to explicitly focus on creating a platform for start-ups and established businesses to interact, through the co-created "Publicis Drugstore".
Services offered through the Drugstore will range from managed incubators that will see entrepreneurs and corporates working side-by-side onsite, to open innovation platforms, specially convened hackathons and a Supper Club to convene a diverse range of entrepreneurs and executives.
The workspace also houses an event space, The Ballroom, and a private members’ club, The Drawing Room.
One of the first tenants is the Norwegian government, which will host the Oslo Innovation Embassy at the workspace, providing a home for visiting entrepreneurs from the Nordic region.
Trampery founder Charles Armstrong said, "We are increasingly seeing an appetite among the corporate community to harness the innovation and creativity of start-ups, which brings significant mutual benefits."
Dylan Williams, chief strategy and innovation officer at Publicis Worldwide, said, "We will be able to help businesses large and small collaborate to best capture some amazing opportunities."