Workspace Accreditation Scheme

20 August 2019

Applications to tender for LEAP’s pilot workspace accreditation scheme are now open.  The pilot project will be delivered in a range of London Local Authorities boroughs.

The Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy indicates that:

“A range of different types of workspace will be needed to accommodate the growth in London’s businesses from those just starting up to those that are growing and in need of new premises.

This mix will include affordable workspace - which maintains rent below market rate for specific socio-economic purposes - low-cost workspace, and secondary and tertiary business space available at low rent levels. The Mayor wants to ensure there is adequate business space at competitive rents across the capital, recognising the competing demands for space.

For the above reasons, the Mayor, through his EDS, has committed to develop a system of accreditation, which encourages more consistent monitoring of economic and social value to demonstrate the contribution that these workspaces make to London.”

This project aims to deliver a one-year pilot of a voluntary accreditation scheme, including a review and market testing to allow wider rollout in year two. It aims to champion good practice and workspaces with higher levels of community impact and added value.

Your tender must include at least the following three elements:

  • The Technical Submission
  • The Financial (price) Submission
  • The Form of Tender

Applications to tender close on the 10 September 2019 at 12.00apply now.

You can also find out more here.