The Africa Centre continues to support the local community by refocusing their services online
The Africa Centre, which is based in Southwark, offers an inclusive space where African culture and diversity is celebrated. The charity’s premises at The Old Union Yard Arches would normally be a hub for cultural, social, educational, intellectual and entrepreneurial activity, but since lockdown these activities, which help fund the charity’s development, have come to a stop.
London railway arches home to some of the most innovative sustainable start-ups
Railway arches have long been home to a diverse community of businesses, supporting start-ups and longer-standing companies with affordable and flexible spaces. The Arch Company's tenant, Sustainable Workspaces’ , located on Shand Street near to London Bridge station, is just one example.
Every one of The Arch Company’s tenants was affected by lockdown. Across our diverse estate, businesses were impacted in many different ways. Some were allowed to continue providing ‘essential services’, others had no choice but to close. Now that lockdown has lifted, business across our estate are re-emerging into a world where they need to adjust to new ways of working, different market conditions and changed customer behaviours. Here’s how three tenants are coping.