Wales’ largest coworking space, Welsh ICE has opened its doors offering free office and coworking space to local businesses affected by the flooding in the aftermath of Storm Dennis.
Several areas of Caerphilly were underwater Sunday (16 Feb) as the heavy rain and strong winds caused flooding across the county borough, with the Met office suggesting as much as 157mm of rain fell across parts of South Wales.
With many homes and businesses still assessing the damaged caused by the rising water, the ICE Campus is open to any businesses that have been displaced and are in need of a place to work.
Campus Director, Jamie McGowan said the Welsh ICE community were keen to help:
“We’ve got a few vacant offices in our Lodge building at the moment that are all furnished and have internet access, so it only made sense to offer them to local businesses who may be looking for somewhere to base themselves while they figure out the next steps. We’ve also got plenty of space in our coworking areas for the one or two people teams so that even though their own offices may be out of action, they can stay open for business.
“Community is hugely important to us at Welsh ICE, and that extends across the valleys and the surrounding areas. We’d urge any businesses or individuals, who perhaps work from home, that have been affected by the floods, to give us a call – we’ve got the tea and coffee on and are happy to give them a free home until they are back on their feet.”