Rock House Tenants Cooperative Lettings go 'Into the Black' – speakers announce goals for the next phase.
It wasn’t just another office party! The Rock House Tenants Cooperative is an emerging community benefit society and hopes to take over the Power to Change shares in White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures and become one-third owners of the building.
Jess Steele, David Chater and Adam Clements gave short speeches to summarise all of the progress while guests enjoyed bubbly indoors and rummy hot chocs outside. To date, all eight floors have been refurbished and are fully let.
“A great party”
Blues singer Ella Clarke was supported by Marie White performing short sets in the reception area. Ben White was on the decks, and Sam Brown played violin. KiKi LaHula performed fire hoop dancing on rollerskates downstairs. Lily Fortune gave a sparky angle grinding show in the basement, followed by fire-eating by UK Africa Acrobats.
BBE records opened their space for chilling out, and David Hinton of Hastings Works generously opened his flat for a packed house party with delicious cocktails.
Later, Jess Steele tweeted “It was a great party @Rock_Hse (or at least I enjoyed it a lot!). Celebrating a really strong self-managed community business that proves you can do good and make a *decent* profit.”