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The Granville is taking bookings for work and event space ahead of its opening in Spring 2018. The new-look Granville will boast brand new workspace and purpose built community and venue space for hire, following the completion of the refurbishment of the building this March.

The transformed Granville will house local organisations and businesses, and in the spirit of the iconic South Kilburn Studios support local entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Additionally, the space will provide affordable, purpose-built community space which will include event rooms, a café and community garden.

The Granville will offer:

  • three large flexible spaces for a range of occasions
  • training, workshops, advice, events and support
  • a café leading out to the community garden
  • workspace for organisations or businesses
  • music studios
  • public space to meet and socialise

The day-to-day management of The Granville will be led by the South Kilburn Trust. The Trust will deliver a majority of the activities and support services in the space; these include employment services, business advice, legal advice and a range of community focused activities. Other services and activities will be provided by local groups and organisations in South Kilburn.

Further information about what’s available at The Granville and the project’s vison, mission and objectives can be found at www.thegranville.org

Deanne Isaac, The Granville Hub Manager, said, “Interest in the work and event space is growing on a weekly basis and we thought it would be great to give the public the opportunity to pre-book space and come in and have a chat with us about their needs. The workspace is available to start-ups, established business, freelancers, local organisations and businesses, while the event space can be used for anything from work functions to birthday parties.

“Once up and running, The Granville is going to be a space with a difference - our offer is very competitive and quite unique. Businesses at the space will have access to a great range of free business development support and opportunities as part of their membership as well as direct access to a strong network of businesses and the dynamic Granville community.”

South Kilburn Trust Chief Executive, Mark Allan, said, “We are building a community; The Granville community, and in doing so challenging people’s perceptions and experiences of what community is. The Granville building was founded on the spirit of aspiration, support and togetherness, these are the very threads that bind together our vision, mission and objectives for The Granville and in turn South Kilburn. We are ecstatic to see positive steps towards this materialising and welcome everyone to join us on the wonderful journey – visit The Granville website, find out more, get in touch with us and join The Granville community!”

The Granville development journey started in April 2017 following the successful joint application by Brent Council and the South Kilburn Trust to the Greater London Authority (GLA) for a grant to refurbish the much-loved building into a multiuse space. Since then, the top floors of The Granville have been refurbished and are now home to the South Kilburn Trust’s offices. The ground floors – which will accommodate the workspaces, the café and community and enterprise support services – will be completed by spring 2018 in time for the grand opening.

For more information about The Granville and the type of spaces available visit www.thegranville.org and for bookings contact the Hub Manager, Deanne Isaac on 0207 328 1199 or email deanne@southkilburntrust.org

For media enquiries contact Rita Ogole, Communications and Engagement Manager on 0207 328 1199 or email rita@southkilburntrust.org

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