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142 England | Full Member London South Bank University London South Bank University (LSBU) has been providing flexible space for small businesses in our Technopark building since the 1980s. We are expanding this provision with a brand new building dedicated to Enterprise. The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation offers flexible office space for small businesses, as well as a permanent home to the University’s Research, Enterprise and Innovation team. The original Grade II listed run of terrace houses and Duke of Clarence pub have been fully refurbished to an extremely high, contemporary standard yet many of the original features, such as fireplaces, remain as a link to the building’s heritage. Locati on The Clarence Centre of Enterprise & Innovation 6 St George’s Circle London SE1 6FE Contact detai l s Adrian Tindall Tenant Manager T: 020 7815 6960 E: tindalla@lsbu.ac.uk www.lsbu.ac.uk As well as office space, the Clarence Centre combines formal retail units with more informal and inspirational working areas including “huddle” and “brainstorm” rooms, spaces for events and exhibitions, and access to a landscaped garden. There is also a professional and convenient space for businesses to bring clients. All this, just minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle overground and underground stations. Supporting a successful business communit y Our tenant community is made up of established SMEs, start-ups, student businesses, academics, and the Research, Enterprise & Innovation team who share knowledge, experience, and creativity to foster success and create opportunity. Our workspace community is based across two sites: Technopark and the award-winning Clarence Centre for Enterprise & Innovation. Our tenant businesses contribute to the University in a variety of ways: taking on interns, giving talks and UKSPA Directory 2017 lectures, giving input into LSBU curricula, and judging our business competitions. Their current, practical knowledge and experience is highly beneficial and relevant to both students and staff. In return, our tenants benefit from regular contact with our academic environment and draw on our world- leading exp