Empty Bank Branches Converted into Free Desk Space for Nonprofits and Startups
A charity transforms the empty spaces of once empty-pocket re-generators into accessible office space
If your city is anything like New York, it has ATM branches everywhere. And don’t you wish these could be used for something other than the mundane cash needs of people who belong to a certain corporate bank? A U.K. charity called 3Space hopes to utilize such spaces in a way that brings fledgling businesses and communities together by offering free space for them in which to dream, create and work.
Previously they’ve worked with already-existent companies, but 3Space’s most recent initiative is called Hatch, and it focuses on offering space in several underutilized Barclays Bank branches around the U.K. for general community use, with a focus on entrepreneurship.