SuperWork is hiring a Head of Operations to help shape the next big innovation in workspace by Joanna Stabler

00's newest addition, SuperWork, are hiring an experienced workspace manager to help deliver and oversee our growing portfolio of workspaces across London. This includes our flagship project Health Foundry in Waterloo.

You can read the FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE.

Overview:

  • London-based
  • Initially 4 days/week with ambition to scale up to full time within 6-9 months
  • £40,000 (plus pension) per annum pro rata
  • Start date: No later than October 2018

Are you ….?

  • An experienced workspace/co-working space manager?
  • Passionate about managing work environments that bring out the best in people?
  • Looking to support teams to do amazing work?
  • Comfortable in a fluid role with massive potential for personal and professional growth?
  • Ready to join a London-based “start-up” team with big ambitions?

SuperWork are looking to recruit a Head of Operations to help deliver and oversee our workspaces across London, to enable our kick-ass teams to do their best work, and to ensure operational excellence across a growing portfolio of sites.

You will be joining 00’s team of experienced workspace designers and strategists who have been part of the co-working movement since it all began in London in 2006. More than 10 years in, and multiple operations later, we’re looking to shape the next big innovation in workspace, which is why we’ve developed SuperWork (read our mission statement and White Paper HERE).

Our flagship site is Health Foundry, a digital health incubator in Waterloo, which supports more than 100 digital health startups to build new innovations in healthcare. With a series of new workspaces in the pipeline, we’re expecting the Head of Operations to oversee at least 3 sites by 2019.

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Launch of Places that Work report by Joanna Stabler

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In collaboration with GVA and Dan Hill and with contributions from Centre for London and S333 Architecture + Urbanism, 00 is launching Places that Work - a report on the how London can meet its growth challenges by mixing a wide range of employment spaces with residential and other uses. The research identifies the scale of the opportunity for a 'New London Mix" to deliver an additional 20% of light industrial employment capacity alongside new homes in London. The full report can be read here.

The ‘New London Mix’ is focussed on the significant delivery potential of mixing a wide range of commercial space with residential and other uses, which should complement simply protecting or intensifying industrial land for solely employment use. This approach can create significant local benefits by retaining and growing existing and new businesses, allowing for additional much-needed homes to be delivered and underpinning an inclusive and sustainable model for urban growth. 

This report explores how the ‘New London Mix’ can be provided both in existing industrial areas where the new London Plan might allow limited land release for mixed development if no net loss was achieved. However, perhaps more crucially, it considers how this mix would work in spaces that traditionally sit outside of employment areas, such as the edge of town centres, in estate regeneration or in transport-led housing growth areas, to not only protect employment land, but also in-effect create it. 

The potential scale is significant with a future opportunity to deliver 4 million sq m of space as part of this mix, in many areas it can already be shown to be viable, either today or with minor improvements to current market conditions. 

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The report goes on to make several key recommendations to the government and private sector in order to achieve this mix: 

• Establishing a significant London-wide Commercial Space Investment Fund that generates co-investment to accelerate and support the provision of new forms of mixed residential and employment development that accommodate industrial space. 

• Establishing area-based Local Economic Growth Companies to purchase, hold and manage employment space from an early stage in the development cycle with a focus in Opportunity Areas where there is potential for mixed employment and residential development at scale. 

• Developing enhanced and updated planning policies, area frameworks and development management approaches and good practice guidance at both a regional and local level to support effective delivery of mixed employment and residential schemes. 

• Delivering five trailblazing projects by 2022 that demonstrate a range of conditions, typologies and delivery routes, exploring social impact and diverse investment opportunities supported by a longitudinal research programme. 

[Download report here]

Martyn Saunders, Director of Regeneration and Spatial Planning at GVA said: “It is time to face not just the scale of the challenge, but also the opportunity that London faces. The basis of current policy on ‘no net loss’ and protection is helpful, but we have much to gain from shifting our thinking to what we can create, and achieve ‘net gain’ across London. This means we need to consider a new approach that will deliver the levels of diverse commercial and residential space that London needs by expanding the conversation to include creation as well as protection, with the report suggesting this approach could deliver significant new economic capacity for London, increasing current light industrial supply by 20% in order to accommodate demand from a growing urban servicing sector, just in time production, high value advanced manufacturing and London’s burgeoning creative sector.” 

Richard Brown, Research Director at Centre for London, said: 

"London’s stock of workspace is being steadily eroded. Big industrial areas have been eaten away three times faster than planned in recent years. 

"The Mayor’s draft New London Plan proposes tightening protections for strategic sites, but smaller scale workspaces are still vulnerable to being squeezed out by residential redevelopment. 

"To ensure success in times of economic uncertainty and rapid technological change, London needs adaptable employment space as well as homes, workshops as well as logistics sheds, scrappy studios as well as smooth office blocks. New London Mix offers a model of development that can meet these needs, and in doing so create places with vitality, resilience and character." 

Daniel Hill, said: “To achieve a “New London Mix” and bring it into the mainstream we need collaboration through the private, public and housing association sectors, new approaches in policy and funding, and to overcome persistent institutional barriers across London that prevent such solutions from progressing. This report is a call for the ‘New London Mix’ to become a crucial pillar in London’s Good Growth policy.” 

Joost Beunderman, Director at 00, said: “This report shows how we can achieve a net gain of new employment space, but also how that can create better places, that are in sync with how we know urban innovation and 21st Century supply chains actually work. Particularly with traditional retail and restaurants under pressures in town centres and high streets, putting more diverse economic activities at the heart of places will make them more vibrant, inclusive, sustainable and resilient in the face of an ever-changing economy." 

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Health Foundry - one year on... by Joanna Stabler

Health Foundry is London’s first digital health incubator and a pilot in how to bring together actors across London’s diverse health eco-system and supporting them to create and adopt scalable digital health solutions.

Health Foundry is powered by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, a catalyst for innovation in health, who commissioned Architecture 00 to create the strategy for and design, build and operate the incubator on its behalf.

Since opening in September 2016 Health Foundry has supported 100+ organisations working in digital health and hosted over 100 industry events. We’ve provided 62 one-to-one sessions with industry experts and facilitated a series of collaborations and pilots with actors across the local health system.

As a live action piece of research Health Foundry aims to understand the current and future support needs of the digital health sector and ultimately scale our offer and impact through the next iteration of Health Foundry.

This report presents an overview of our achievements and lessons learned to date. We warmly welcome your thoughts and feedback and would love to invite you down for a cuppa when you’re in the area. Please do get in touch with the 00 team - sinead@project00.cc and tim@project00.cc

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For our German readers... by Joanna Stabler

00 was recently featured in the first ever edition of the German magazine CENTRAL. The magazine focuses on urban lifestyle, mobility and concepts and included a 6 page article on 00.

Under the headline "In the idea greenhouse" the article features pictures by photographer Horst Friedrichs and stories from Impact Hub Westminster and Impact Hub Brixton and tells the story of how 00 is pioneering new ways of working, designing and producing - from Impact Hubs to WikiHouse and OpenDesk. 

German readers and Google Translators can read the full article HERE.

Recruiting for a Co-Working Host by Joanna Stabler

£25K pa, Waterloo
1-year contract with possibility for extension
Full time position
Deadline for applications: Friday 6th of May at 09.00 GMT.

We are recruiting for a Co-working Host with excellent personal and admin skills to help us launch an exciting new incubator space for digital health start-ups. You’ll be in charge of delivering on the key frontline responsibilities of the business, making the workspace a collaborative and lovely place to work, managing events and supporting on daily administration. 

Read the full job description HERE

We're hiring! Start-Up Manager for two social innovation hubs in South London by Joanna Stabler

£30-35K pa, Waterloo and Brixton.
1-year contract with possibility for extension
Deadline: Thursday 05 May at 09:00 AM GMT.

Are you an entrepreneurial leader? Passionate about purpose-driven business? A knack for building partnerships? A highly effective and creative doer?

We are looking for someone to play leading roles across two cutting-edge social innovation Hubs in South London. One is a new incubator space in Waterloo focussed on digital health. The other is an entrepreneurial learning community called Impact Hub Brixton. 

Read the full draft job description HERE
 

Project Support at 00 by Joanna Stabler

We are looking for an energetic and proactive individual to initially cover a 6 month admin maternity post, with the intention of the role growing and continuing after this time. Ideally we are looking for someone with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar or junior role but most of all a person who is passionate about admin support, operations and a willing all-rounder..

Click here for more information and how to apply.

00 and Studio Weave join forces by Joanna Stabler

Today we are pleased to announce that 00 and Studio Weave are joining forces. This builds on a long-standing friendship between individuals and a desire to work more closely together. Both of us have jointly chosen to develop a structure that will allow us to openly share our unique and complementary experience. 

Combining our strengths and approaches, Studio Weave, Architecture00, Civic Systems Lab, Do Laboratories, and Wikihouse (among others) will form a new Trust, providing a common platform to underpin collaborations. The growing team will use the sum of expertise to deliver a diverse range of projects including the design of neighbourhoods, public spaces, creative workplaces, health and education environments, user-led housing, local economic development, social investment, and research into all aspects of the built environment.

Winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year 2015! by Joanna Stabler

We're thrilled to have won an RIBA London Building of the Yeaand an RIBA London Regional award 2015 for the Social Justice Centre in Vauxhall.  A huge congratulations to Lynton Pepper, Linton Ross and others at 00 who contributed to the project.  It's a building that represents the core values of 00 - economically, environmentally and socially. 

Space Designers for innovative youth hub in Palestine by Joanna Stabler

Volunteer opportunity: June-August 2015

In the summer of 2015, ActionAid Denmark is converting a residential villa in Bethlehem into an exciting and creative youth training hub for empowerment and activism. We’re looking for two volunteer Space Designers to re-design the space with innovative furniture and oversee the implementation of the entire refurbishment in collaboration with London-based design studio Architecture 00. Full details found here.

Applications including a short cover letter, CV and portfolio can be sent to Project Manager Timothy Ahrensbach at tim@project00.cc by Tuesday 26 May at 10 AM. Interviews will be conducted the following week.

For any questions, please email tim@project00.cc.

Pictures from Global Platforms in Kenya and Myanmar.




Crystal Palace Study - Joiningthedots.cc by Joanna Stabler

00 were commissioned to carry out a study of Crystal Palace, including the town centres of Upper Norwood, Anerley and Penge. The focus of the study was to document and share the richness of the area, and explore opportunities for regeneration built on existing riches, ideas, and proposals uncovered. Crucially, the study was a first step towards building up an improved understanding of the area for the officers of the five boroughs it spans, and towards a framework for enhanced coordination of projects, priorities and investments.  The full report available here.