Walthamstow Central Parade welcomed Sadiq Khan on 1st November. The Mayor of London met the small local business start-ups using the cultural and creative enterprise hub, completed by Gort Scott in July 2016 and noted that "there's a buzz in Waltham forest because of the sense of entrepreneurship".
The project aims to appeal to Walthamstow’s burgeoning creative community as part of a long-term plan by the Council to enhance business in and around the area. The degree of success of this project may, as a result, inspire similar projects in the borough. The social enterprise Meanwhile Space, who specialise in delivering temporary and affordable workspaces for the benefit of local communities, is running the facility.