Behind the yellow door: Unveiling the new House of St John’s

By Anita Jaynes on 2 February, 2022

After almost two years hidden behind hoardings and scaffolding, this week, St John’s Foundation is finally able to reveal the beautifully restored 1 Queen Square.

Behind its doors, you’ll discover the House of St John’s – where co-working has found a new home. The House of St John’s is designed for the new hybrid working lifestyle. Inspired by similar ventures in other cities, the House of St John’s is proud to bring a new concept in co-working to Bath. Not only do members get to benefit from the first-class facilities on offer, but profits from its membership will be gifted to charity partner, St John’s Foundation, specifically for its Foundation Fund; a fund established to support disadvantaged children in Bath and North East Somerset and to help lessen the education attainment gap.

Focused on community, inclusion and informal luxury, the House is the place to work, connect and grow.

Louise Harvey, Executive Director for the Foundation Fund at St John’s Foundation, said, “This Grade 1-listed, Georgian building commands a prestigious BA1 address and has been thoughtfully refurbished. It now hosts a variety of private offices; flexible and dedicated desks; meeting rooms and a stylish event space. Additionally, members can expect 24/7 access.

“While the building has been sympathetically restored, the trappings of the modern world have also been included, with high-end fittings, ultra-speed broadband and attentive service staff.

“House of St John’s will be the place for members to meet, network and socialise, as well as getting on with the serious business of making a living. The founding principles of membership are focussed on community, inclusion and informal luxury and the aim is to bring together like-minded people, invested in social change.

“Profits from the new venture will be gifted to the House’s charity partner, St John’s Foundation, to fund positive societal change which includes supporting disadvantaged children in Bath and North East Somerset. This crucial work is done through the charity’s Foundation Fund and the four key pillars include providing nutritious food every day; a safe place outside of school; behavioural and emotional support and help in reading and writing, oracy, and mathematics. Addressing all these issues makes great inroads into lessening the educational attainment gap.”

To find out more visit www.hosj.co.uk or call 01225 486486