Applications open for free office space up for grabs for Peckham entrepreneur

Katherine Johnston (01 May, 2019) Regeneration Business

Four desks available at 133 Rye Lane

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A new working pace in Peckham is offering a free, year-long spot in its Rye Lane base to a lucky entrepreneur from south London.

Applications to the new ‘Peckham Rise’ scheme are open to freelancers and small businesses who are looking to find office space in south London.

Desks for up to four people are up for grabs in the newly refurbished seven floor building at 133 Rye Lane, now turned into a co-working space, restaurants, meeting rooms, event spaces, rooftop terrace and basement music venue called Market.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including Rye Lane Labour councillor Peter Babudu, James Browning, the founder of Ballami Radio and the MD of Peckham Palms, Monique Tomlinson.

An official launch event will be held later this year, with Market’s Nick Mansour saying: “Over the past four years we have been listening to and engaging with local people and businesses about our plans.

“We have developed a long-term approach and as Market starts to emerge from behind the scaffolding, we’re really excited to see how the building can offer a variety of different things to a broad range of people.

“As a small business ourselves, we want to support a business that would benefit from free space, a professional environment, and connections to other people who are going through a similar journey.

“In the process of bringing Market to life we have met some brilliant people and are very grateful to our amazing Peckham Rise judges who have given us valuable guidance along the way.”

For more information, visit www.marketpeckham.com/rise

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