Launch of the Cowork Local project in the Vale of Glamorgan

A CO-WORKING project is launched in the Vale – encouraging people to work locally, to shop locally.

Cowork Local is launching in the Vale of Glamorgan – along with Swansea and Denbighshire – giving people a flexible space to work within their community rather than working from home or commuting to the office.

This follows a successful trial in 2021 which saw the National Trust’s Fonmon Castle and Dyffryn Gardens transformed into co-working spaces for remote and hybrid workers.

In the Vale of Glamorgan, coworking spaces will be hosted at:

Workspace at Dinas Powys Library

  • Glamorganshire Golf Club, Penarth;

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Penarth Times: Emporium WorkspaceWorkspace at Emporium

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Other sites in the Vale of Glamorgan can register; site owners who apply before June may be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000 to cover set-up costs, including marketing and photography.

Cowork Local is managed by Town Square Spaces Ltd (TownSq), which operates coworking centers across Wales and England.

TownSq managing director Gareth Jones said: “The main aim of Cowork Local is to help reduce long journeys and provide local and flexible working options for workers in the Vale of Glamorgan.

“We want to help ensure that places in communities benefit from this new style of working and see cafes, pubs, old town halls or even castles and mansions transformed into great places to work more near their place.

“When people work locally, they buy locally.

“They’re buying lunch, they’re having coffee, they’re doing a little shopping after work – it’s all part of getting our economy back.

“If we really want to ‘take it to the next level’, we have to start with the basics.”

Cowork Local is funded by the UK government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

If you own a place and would like more information or express your interest in Cowork Local, you can:

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