In north-east Derbyshire, the award-winning Heritage and Arts center Dronfield Hall Barn launches ‘Rent-a-Desk.’ Remote workers can book a desk for a half-day or full-day in the stunning venue and the upper-floor Gallery.
The UK National Lottery Heritage Fund grant allocated nearly £400 million to thousands of cultural organizations. Among 2,700 recipients, the venue won this round of funding to recover and re-open after the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the Dronfield Heritage Trust will invest the grant to start a campaign to attract more remote workers.
The idea for Rent-a-Desk started looking at national post-pandemic trends on remote work. So, the 600-year-old Medieval Barn launches the flexible rent-a-desk venture with a trial period from 24th May to 28th June. After that, the organization will start a series of business-related projects.
In addition, Dronfield Hall Barn is part of Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organizations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. As a landmark for the local community, the center is committed to growing the local economy. So, the Rent-a-desk pilot will provide feedback to improve the project over the summer.
Chair of the Dronfield Heritage Trust, Alan Powell, states: “We are expecting to see a demand from small business owners, freelancers and some employees […]
The Heritage and Arts center follows the remote work trend. Rent-a-desk creates an alternative space to work remotely and enjoy the arts.