New focus on job creation in Queens Cross

Monday 18 November 2019

Poppy Murricane has brought a new offering to Queens Cross with her vegan creations.In a bid to attract more jobs to north west Glasgow, a business support service has joined forces with the association.

Queens Cross Workspace is now part of the Queens Cross Group which through its housing association manages around 4500 homes in the city.

Workspace manages 69 commercial units in the area renting to a wide variety of business tenants: retail and showroom space, textile manufacture, bike repair, a recording studio, catering and storage space.

It also has a range of office space in McCafferty House and the Firhill Business Centre, both on Firhill Road.

The new link up hopes to boost business start-up opportunities in the area for local people.

Poppy Murricane started Rawnchy Vegan Desserts in her mum’s kitchen and has now opened a new café on Maryhill Road, thanks to the Workspace team.

‘I had outgrown my previous space and was struggling to find somewhere suitable. I never thought about approaching a social enterprise like Queens Cross for premises before, but it’s worked out perfectly,’ said Poppy.

‘This is a great area with some great business premises to rent. This space suits my needs ideally. The rent is cheap compared to private lets and the service I’ve had from Queens Cross Workspace has been fantastic. My business would not be doing as well as it is without their help.’

Queens Cross Housing Association, Director of Property, Enterprise and Regeneration, Rona Anderson, welcomed Workspace into the Queens Cross family:

‘By incorporating Workspace into the wider housing group we can take advantage of development opportunities as they arise more effectively helping to meet the demand that’s out there for business space in the area,’ she said

‘Creating employment opportunities not only helps attract people to come and live here, it brings money into the neighbourhood and creates a cluster of enterprises that can thrive and grow off each other.’

Anyone interested in business opportunities in Queens Cross should contact James Ledger on