Support for businesses

Affordable workspace/markets/venue hire

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Whether you're a new business looking for premises or an established company searching for a larger office space, the list below describes the range available for rent in Newham (It’s not exhaustive).

If no premises are available, continue checking on individual sites for availability.



Dobbin and Sullivan

All Council-owned commercial premises including retail, office and industrial places.


East Wick and Sweetwater at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

18 commercial spaces that have been designed with every kind of business in mind.

Stratford Workshop

Stratford Workshops are made up of affordable 100 self-contained workshop units

Us & Co

Workspace for freelancers, start-ups and established businesses, who needs a co-working desk, a part-time workspace or a full-time private office. There is also a wide range of meeting rooms, which can be booked by the hour, full-day or half-day. 
We have teamed up with Us&Co to bring you an exclusive 20% discount when you use promotion code BRNEW20 to hire your next meeting or event space and 10% on desk space. You will need to email or call 0203 102 4010 to book your chosen space

Royal Docks


Stylist waterfront studios below the Silvertown flyover. Expressway is a community of 122 business suites an 39 maker units.

Knowledge Dock


Flexible office space, co-working space and membership (perfect for those who prefer to work at home or remotely but need a fixed address.

Silver Building


34 functional, pared-back studios of varying sizes as well as a number of communal areas and hospitality options across its four floors.

Keyboards and Dreams Caxton Work 
Co-working space with 24 hours access, desk/private office, unlimited hot desking, phone booths etc. 


Ideal for new start-ups and creatives

We also recommend downloading the Flow app this is an app that has collaborated with local co-working space providers to bring you access to space on a pay-as-you-go model.

Market trading

Newham has a number of vibrant and diverse indoor and outdoor markets that sell a variety of goods. New traders are always welcome to apply and you do not need to have trading experience. We offer discounts for new traders.

To find out more information click here.

Discover Caxton Works

Caxton works

Caxton Works is the new independent hub of Canning Town located on Hoy Street. Alongside the 13 permanent units offering a range of fresh and exciting products and experiences there is now a New Community Street Market taking place every Sunday 11am - 6pm.

Our markets team has a time-limited offer for new traders who can secure a free trial followed by low ongoing running costs. If you would like to find out more please email with brief details of your products and services and they can discuss pitch availability and inform you of the next steps. Anyone taking up the offer will need to complete a formal market trader’s application form. 

East Ham Marketplace (PDF)

The Market Place is a striking new indoor retail arcade that will feature a water wall entrance from Myrtle Road. It will give visitors a place to eat, drink and shop in the heart of East Ham, providing a modern indoor space whilst honouring the history of the Market Hall.

Creative ecosystem for SMEs and artists

Alice Billings House

Alice Billings House the former firemen’s accommodation in Stratford is set to become a creative ecosystem for SMEs and artists. Grow Studios appointed by the Creative Land Trust and the Council is developing the space to provide studio space, outreach, and engagement programmes.

We’re asking people to express their interest and we’ll be in touch with more information about availability. Please note, we will be prioritising artists from the local area of Newham.
For more information and to submit your interest click here.

Manor Park Meanwhile Space

Manor Park exciting opportunties

UPDATE 28/02/24: The linked Expression of Interest Form closed for submissions on 19/02/24. We thank all interested parties for taking the time to get in touch. All responses are currently being reviewed and will be advised of the next steps in March.

We are seeking an organisation to operate the new cafe, community hub, and studio spaces in the heart of Manor Park. The site is located opposite the Manor Park Elizabeth Line station and will be ready to open in January 2025.

If you have any questions about the Manor Park cafe, community hub & studio spaces you can get in touch with us via email or call 0203 373 7373.
More information to follow on upcoming opportunities.



Join the Plexal workspace community of over 800 innovators using technology to solve some of society’s biggest challenges. Variety of options available including hot desks, fixed desks, office spaces and event spaces.

View Plexals workspace brochure (PDF)

Events spaces for hire

We manage over 30 community centres. Some are managed directly; others are run by local volunteers and by committees of local people who are elected by members. This way the activities they offer reflect the needs and interests of local residents. The centres or the groups hiring the space manage the activities.

The community centres vary in size and in the facilities and services they offer. Most have halls to hire for meetings and private events such as weddings and parties. Other larger centres may also have meeting rooms or office space for hire.

Book a venue in Newham

Excel London

E16, Royal Docks

Various options available from flexible, multi-purpose event halls, state-of-the-art conference facilities to smaller meeting rooms.

The Lighthouse and Gardens

E20, Stratford

Available for regular hire or one-off event.

There are two rooms available depending on the type of event you would like to host.