- New workspace for sport, based in central London, will bring sport organisations together in ‘one big watercooler moment’
- The House of Sport project will be run as a not-for-profit venture by London Sport, the organisation dedicated to getting 1,000,000 Londoners more physically active by 2020
- Doors will open in the new facility in early 2017, with potential partners invited to express interest in the coming month
A new collaborative space for physical activity and sport organisations in London will open its doors in early 2017, intended to provide opportunities to facilitate collaboration and save money for the capital’s physical activity and sport sector.
Dubbed the “House of Sport project”, the facility will occupy the top three floors of a bespoke-fitted office in Dover Street, a stone’s throw from Borough underground station, providing space for 150-200 people in a combination of dedicated offices, shared networking space and collaborative hot desking.
The space, made available to London Sport by London Marathon, will be run as a not-for-profit venture, ensuring that any profit is reinvested in services to improve the support available to organisations working to promote increased levels of physical activity and wellbeing in the capital.
Peter Fitzboydon, Chief Executive, London Sport, said:
“This is a landmark opportunity for physical activity and sport in London to come together and share a space that has collaboration and innovation at its core. We know that the key to getting 1,000,000 Londoners more active by 2020 is to enhance the opportunities for partnership, and the House of Sport project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide a practical solution to inspiring new opportunities in the capital.
“We are deeply grateful for the support of London Marathon for providing the space in which to make this goal a reality, and look forward to welcoming the first residents through the doors early next year.”
Kate Hoey MP, Chair, London Sport said:
“This new venture will have a real impact on saving money and reducing wasteful bureaucracy for the numerous organisations that make up our sector in London. I believe firmly that we should be seizing opportunities to enable help more funding to reach the people who need it most – the volunteers and participants in sport – and this project will ensure that less money is spent in securing support services for the sector, and more reaches the grassroots of physical activity and sport.”
Expressions of interest have now closed. Should you wish to contact anyone at London Sport to discuss your interest in this project, please get in touch with us now. For those who have already expressed an interest, someone from London Sport will be in contact with you to discuss the next steps. Doors are expected to open early 2017.