Co-working Company Spacemade to Take Over Former Oyster Rooms

Pub on shopping centre's first floor being converted into flexible offices

Co-working company Spacemade to Take Over Former Oyster Rooms
Unit to become flexible workspace

February 18, 2023

Flexible workspace company Spacemade is taking over the site of the former Oyster Rooms pub on the first floor of Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre.

As we reported last year, owners JD Wetherspoon decided to close the pub in March, despite it being a longstanding feature of the centre and a favourite destination for Chelsea football fans.

The unit, at the front of the centre overlooking Fulham Road, then became available to let and Spacemade has now announced it will become its 13th flexible workspace in London when it opens in May.

The company says it will include 10,000 sq ft of space for 150 members, with features such as focus booths, breakout areas, and dog-friendly zones.

Spacemade offers a range of options for local entrepreneurs and businesses, including day passes, hot desking, private offices and meeting rooms.

Dan Silverman, co-founder of Spacemade, said, “ At Fulham Broadway and Wandsworth, also opening this year, we’re providing state of the art amenities and members will benefit from a growing network of popular and aspiring spaces across London and the UK.”


The owners of Fulham Broadway meanwhile say that this new development, mixing office space with retail and hospitality outlets is part of a “long term strategy for the destination”. This could mean further similar changes in future with two other units on the centre’s first floor, formerly housing Yo! Sushi and Pizza Express, now vacant.

Louisa Butters, head of UK Retail Asset Management at CBRE Investment Management, speaking on behalf of Fulham Broadway, said: ““We want to appeal to businesses looking for a new style of space with sustainable credentials and that has access to our unique retail and leisure offer, creating a hub for office workers.”

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