Construction of the 15,000 square foot Social Enterprise Hub is proceeding very well with a mild winter in Saint John. We have two floors of walls up and will be working on the third floor deck soon. It’s been a pleasure working with Canada’s oldest and obviously very experienced general contractor John Flood and Sons. This is an Integrated Concrete System construction, which uses Styrofoam block forms that go together like Lego blocks. Besides providing the form for the poured concrete to take shape, they also provide the insulation; making it a very tight and energy efficient system. Our planned completion date is August 2016.
Besides building the Hub, we are busy defining various systems that will make the Hub work for its tenants. These include; communications; security; room booking; printing and copying; and much, much more. We are also going through the important process of signing contracts/leases with our tenants, making sure they feel good, in fact excited, about being part of the Hub.
And it is clear, our tenants, and partners, cannot wait for the doors to open .The Hub will provide a quality space where staff and clients will feel valued and inspired to reach for their goals. When you walk into the Hub, you will feel the energy and enthusiasm of a place where people are learning, building, and scaling ideas. On the ground floor you will see individual entrepreneurs sharing business startup, down the hall a yoga class, and around the corner, people sharing ideas while eating great brain food at Stone Soup café. Up the stairs on the second floor people are studying to get their GED and practicing work place skills. And on the 3rd floor we have a cluster of innovative organizations collaborating and building projects, programs, enterprises and even policies that scale impact in this community and the surrounding region. It’s about building a creative culture: a culture of possibility, from the ground up.
For more information on rental opportunities, investing, or partnering, please call me, Seth Asimakos, at 506-652-5600, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org