The RUSS Community Hub was built by more than 90 volunteers during the summer of 2019. It provides a flexible community/work space that is approximately 7m x 5m (together with a small kitchenette and toilet facilities) with level access throughout.

The building is available to hire to organisations or individuals seeking an affordable, eco-friendly and vibrant work or events space. Hot desks are available for hire by the day or week, including high speed internet, tea and coffee.

Sharing a site with London’s largest community-led, self-build and 100% affordable housing scheme gives visitors to the Hub a window onto an exciting project. Check out the latest images of the site here.

The 12 Church Grove site, March 2022

In addition, the Hub also hosts most of our School of Community-Led Housing training workshops. For the latest updates on the Hub, please see Hub News.

The building was financed by more than 320 people, who donated through a crowd-funding initiative. RUSS also secured a major grant from the Mayor of London and other donations from CDS Co-operatives, the Span Trust, the Ladywell Assembly and the Screwfix Foundation.

RUSS is grateful to Habitat for Humanity, Jon Broome Architects, Weston Williamson + Partners, Footwork, Bringelly, Viridor, Otago Consulting, Paul Owen Associates and Ramboll for their support.