If you are trying to engage start-ups then this is what you are up against.
Free start up space for 6 months and then cheap rates.
Plus specialist niche equipment that you won’t find in a Vanilla Workspace!
Here in Leeds we have lots of empty work spaces at a range of prices and I believe that there is more planned to come on-stream soon.
If we are trying to develop an enterprise culture ‘premises’ are rarely, if EVER the barrier – though they are often the excuse.
The barriers are more likely to be lack of aspiration, vision and self belief. Once we have developed these then premises will ALWAYS be found.