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, due to complete in May 2023, gives visitors to the Hub a window onto an exciting project. Check out the latest images of the site here. Noise levels can vary across the week and according to the stage of construction – please contact us to discuss your needs.

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.