Lancaster targets digital and startups with co-working space
A new office space has been created in Lancaster, aimed at digital agencies and startups.
The renovation of Fraser House has been done by Lancashire County Council's economic development company Lancashire County Developments Limited, which owns the site.
The 11,500sq ft building in the centre of the city will feature co-working areas and small offices spaces, with an emphasis on digital and “fast growing companies.”
"There is already a growing digital sector in Lancaster and surrounding areas, so the renovation of Fraser House will provide a high-quality base for these companies,” explained County Councillor Michael Green, cabinet member for economic development, environment and planning.
"Our aim is to appeal to fast growing digital companies and startups, as well as providing co-working space and facilities where people can network and collaborate on projects. This is especially useful to freelancers and smaller companies."
The space has been designed alongside local businesses and Lancaster University, with work expected to begin next month.
According to the council, Lancashire’s digital, creative, software and computer science economy is worth £1.3 billion in GVA, employing 36,000 people.