Sustrans Cymru and Wales Council for Voluntary Action have partnered to share a co-habiting office space in Cardiff. The move comes after both organisations have sought a return to the workplace following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sustrans Cymru Director, Christine Boston, and WCVA Operations Director, Matthew Brown. (Credit: Simon Dowley, WCVA.)
Our team in Wales is collaborating with Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) to bring colleagues together in the capital.
The co-habiting office space in Cardiff will be shared harmoniously by both teams.
The move comes after both organisations have sought a return to the workplace following the Covid-19 pandemic and sets out an exciting future for both charities.
Sustrans Cymru Director, Christine Boston, said:
“We’re very excited to be moving into this new shared space with WCVA, and to have the opportunity to build a charity sector hub in this historic area of Cardiff.
"Our colleagues are looking forward to coming back into a workspace that suits a modern, hybrid way of working.
“Sustrans Cymru’s roots are embedded in the Butetown area so it’s only fitting that we keep that tradition going with our new Cardiff hub being based here.
“This move into the new hub with WCVA presents us with an exciting opportunity to develop close relationships, strengthen partnerships and engage in collaborative working, something that speaks to Sustrans’ values whilst ensuring that the charity sector in Cardiff continues to strengthen.”
The arrangement means that both organisations will venture into a new way of working, sharing an open-plan, state of the art hub that allows for networking and encourages collaborative working between the two organisations.
Hybrid working at its best
WCVA Director of Operations, Matthew Brown, said:
“We’re delighted to be sharing this new space with Sustrans. We worked with Wales Local Government Association (WLGA), Data Cymru and the National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) Wales - who are also based in the building - to design it and it’s a great space.
“It has been built for hybrid working as well as working openly and collaboratively with others. We hope that our new shared space leads to lots of joint working between WCVA, Sustrans and other partners who share our values.”
Both organisations will gradually reintroduce their staff into a hub-based workspace that pays tribute to a number of leading lights from Wales’ academic, cultural and historic spaces.
Meeting rooms have been named after the likes of Betty Campbell MBE, Jan Morris, Megan Lloyd George, and Griffith Vaughan Williams, with the office occupying an exciting space in an area of Cardiff being developed for the future.