A creative hub brings people together and gives them the space and support to grow and develop their businesses. Hubs offer a variety of services including incubator space, access to specialist equipment, provide business mentoring and support, access to existing professional networks, research facilities and opportunities to collaborate across sectors. Importantly they offer space for individuals to collaborate and cluster which is so critical to sustaining growth and attracting investment and support. This model has been very successful elsewhere in acting as a catalyst to regeneration, providing facilities for local talent and in attracting new people and businesses
It is proposed that the facility be operated on a membership system, similar to gym membership models, with a range of options available providing varying access to the hub workspace, its meeting rooms, events etc. to suit the needs of each business/individual.