Creative use of office space

Property Posted 10/02/18
A £500,000 funding package has allowed Brighton creative agency Crush to renovate a two-storey Victorian building, to include a members-only work space.

The deal with HSBC allowed owners Carl and Helen Rush to buy and transform the building, where they had previously rented office space. The new-look ground floor is now home to the Vine Club, where entrepreneurs, innovators and creative businesses can hire work space.

As well as their first-floor refurbished office, Carl and Helen have built a new top floor apartment, which will become a holiday let, or overnight stay for business clients.

Carl said: “We looked at purchasing the building about eight years ago, but the timing wasn’t quite right. We’re really pleased that with HSBC’s support our dreams have finally become a reality.

“We’re already enjoying the new and improved space and are looking forward to welcoming the business community to the Vine Club.”

Membership of the Vine Club, which is five minutes’ walk from the railway station, allows full access from 9am till 6pm Monday to Friday, use of high-speed internet, tea and coffee, use of a printer and discount on events held by Crush. The space is also available for private hire.

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