Demand for affordable workspace in Brent currently exceeds supply. The number of small and microbusinesses in the borough continues to increase. But with much industrial land and office space converted to new housing, the supply of workspaces affordable to small and microbusinesses is shrinking.
Also, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on small creative businesses and self-employed artists, highlighting the need for investing in affordable workspace in order to support and retain the creative force in London. Delivery of affordable workspace can provide Brent residents the opportunity to work closer to home at affordable rates.
Brent Council wants to maximise opportunities for delivering affordable workspace in the borough, by working with partners, stakeholders and the community.