BW Workplace Experts worked alongside Gensler and LBA to help create the incredible Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust‘s new co-working environment Your Space.


Your Space will offer an affordable range of desk and event spaces. Members will have the choice of flexible collaborative workspace access or long-term tenancy in the resident space, and use of an outdoor terrace offering scenic views of the surrounding neighbourhood.

Since its completion in 2007, the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford has acted as an initiator for real social change. A place of inspiration, to honour Stephen Lawrence, the Centre hosts the Trust’s work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, aged 13–30, inspiring and enabling them to succeed in the career of their choice. The Centre believes that every person, regardless of their background, has the opportunity and support to flourish in a society that treats them with fairness and respect.


Last year SLCT supported over 2,000 young people through training, mentoring, bursaries and other activities.

Sonia Watson, Chief Executive of Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust said, “This year marks an incredibly important time for us, as we celebrate 20 years of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and commemorate 25 years since Stephen’s death. As we look to the future, we are as committed as ever to giving young people from disadvantaged backgrounds access to the support and training they deserve. Your Space is an excellent next step to realising the Trust’s vision and mission, offering entrepreneurs an affordable, accessible space for their businesses to grow, with all proceeds being reinvested into the Trust. None of this would be possible without the generous support from all parties involved, including the team at Gensler, who provided know-how, creativity and enthusiasm and made Your Space into a welcoming, collaborative space that we are incredibly proud to launch today.”