Working together for Bicester

A new co-working space, Perch, has opened its doors in Pioneer Square, Bicester, thanks to an innovative approach to town centre regeneration from Cherwell District Council (CDC).

Published: Wednesday, 14th February 2018

From today (6 February) homeworkers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs from around the district can benefit from the new metropolitan style co-working facility, right in the heart of Bicester.

The project, led by CDC, was deemed a unique opportunity to invigorate the town centre by converting previously unused retail space. Consultation with Bicester Vision highlighted the need for such a space in the town given recent and continued growth.

Cllr Lynn Pratt, Cherwell’s lead member for Estates and the Economy said: “We saw this project as an opportunity to collaborate with local tradespeople, not only to provide work during the construction of the space, but to then provide residents with a space to work from in the long term.

“We have invested in Bicester as its continued growth brings more people to the area, and as a result a higher demand for flexible work space. We are delighted that Bicester Vision also chose to invest in this project, and are providing sponsored desk space for Bicester businesses.”

A number of local businesses and craftspeople worked together to create a space designed to support the growing town’s needs. Perch boasts a number of hot desks, along with access to meeting rooms, refreshment facilities, and a number of networking opportunities each month.

Residents of Bicester who own a company may also be eligible for a sponsored membership, courtesy of Bicester Vision. For more information visit www.perchcoworking.co.uk