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Impact Hub and London’s Knowledge Quarter to Open New Innovation Workspace

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Impact Hub London is in a landmark new deal with British Land to open a new innovative workspace in partnership with London’s Knowledge Quarter at British Land’s Regent’s Place Campus, Warren Street. Impact Hub London Euston at Regent’s Place will open its doors in April 2024.

A growing social enterprise supported by a global network, Impact Hub London Euston at Regent’s Place will offer under-served local communities affordable workspace and tailored business support, as well as arranging impactful engagement activities throughout Camden.

London Euston is already part of the renowned Knowledge Quarter innovation district, home to world-class institutions such as UCL, the British Museum, the Wellcome Trust, The Francis Crick Institute, and leading tech companies such as Meta, Google, LinkedIn and Benevolent AI.  

A view of the Impact Hub London Euston coworking space.

A mockup of the new coworking space coming to Regent’s Place in April 2024.

Rooted firmly within the local community, Impact Hub London has a mission to support social, cultural, and economic development, while bridging the innovation gap between science and technology, and local communities. The Knowledge Quarter partnership will utilize the space to connect its prestigious partners with start-ups and community groups directly.

The new space is 10 645 sq. ft. and will include private offices, dedicated desks, flexible coworking spaces, meeting rooms and a large state of the art event space. This will be the Knowledge Quarter’s new headquarters, moving from the British Library.

The Knowledge Quarter area is an international leader in life sciences, data science and digital collections.  As a result, this has led to exciting new cross-disciplinary research and business start-ups within the area. A quarter of all London’s life sciences companies are based in the Knowledge Quarter, as well as one-third of all AI businesses in London.

Looking ahead at the next few years, the Knowledge Quarter will be home to Google’s European headquarters, the UK Dementia Research Institute, a new extension of the British Library, MSD’s Discovery Research Centre and a new site for Moorfield Eye Hospital.

A view of the Impact Hub London Euston coworking space.

The new launch follows the success of Impact Hub London’s King’s Cross location, which opened its doors in 2008 and has supported over 1000 entrepreneurs, and delivered 15 business support programs. Across Camden and Islington, Impact Hub London currently delivers The Circular Start Up, which supports aspiring entrepreneurs develop solutions to the climate crisis, and New Roots, a mentoring and peer-to-peer programme for entrepreneurs from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Impact Hub London will be delivering two Incubators, one in Camden and on in Islington, aimed at boosting the social economy within the life science and health sectors. This activity is part of the Boosting Life Sciences Social Economy programme funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and aims to support local entrepreneurs, to start inclusive and co-created solutions to address local health inequities.

“Our London Euston location is a significant milestone in our mission to empower local communities across London. This dynamic and inclusive space will foster collaboration, and promote socially and environmentally beneficial innovation, making innovation accessible and inclusive for everyone,” said Devi Clark, Managing Director at Impact Hub London.

Jodie Eastwood, CEO at London’s Knowledge Quarter, commented: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Impact Hub London to launch a new innovation hub within our vibrant Knowledge Quarter, affirming our dedication to inclusive innovation. The new space will be a place for businesses, academia, and the local community to converge and collaborate. By linking world-renowned institutions and ambitious start-ups with the local communities, we’re confident that this partnership will fulfil the heart of the Knowledge Quarter’s mission.”

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Simon Hepher-Davies, Asset Manager at British Land, commented: “At Regent’s Place, we are creating an innovation and life sciences campus in Central London, and it is essential that we provide a range of different types of spaces for these occupiers, from starts ups to larger businesses. This partnership enables us to provide affordable workspace for small businesses, who we can then hopefully support with future space in our campus as they evolve and grow.”

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About Impact Hub London 

Impact Hub London has supported social entrepreneurs for 15 years. We seek to inspire, connect and enable people to take entrepreneurial action to pioneer a just and sustainable world where business and profit are used in service of people and planet. We are part of a global network of 110+ Impact Hubs and over 26,000 impact-driven members.

About The Knowledge Quarter

The Knowledge Quarter is a partnership of over 100 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organizations within a one-mile radius comprising of King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and Euston. Collectively, the geographic area of the Knowledge Quarter contains possibly the greatest knowledge cluster anywhere in the world and is the UK’s largest innovation district.

The Knowledge Quarter works together to unlock their diverse neighbourhoods’ unique resources of knowledge and innovation, for the benefit of all. It works to break down barriers and stimulate dialogue between knowledge producing organizations across Camden and Islington.

About British Land

At British Land, our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on London Campuses and Retail & London Urban Logistics. We own or manage a portfolio valued at £13.0bn (British Land share: £8.9bn) as at 31 March 2023 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.

We create Places People Prefer, delivering the best, most sustainable places for our customers and communities. Our strategy is to leverage our best in class platform and proven expertise in development, repositioning and active management, investing behind two key themes: Campuses and Retail & London Urban Logistics.

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