EVOC on the move

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After 18 years at its current home, the organisation is set to move into new premises at the end of the month

11th October 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

The Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations' Council (EVOC) is set to move premises. 

The organisation's base in Ashley Place is being demolished, with EVOC moving to new premises at 525 Ferry Road.

The charity has said it is looking forward to moving to a spacious and open plan workspace that it will share with other third sector organisations, fostering a spirit of collaboration and partnership working.

Ella Simpson, chief executive of EVOC said: “Given that 14 Ashley Place was secured 18 years ago as a temporary home for EVOC, our time here has come to a natural end. We are very excited to move to new premises and about working creatively within a shared workspace.

“There is plenty of space for meetings and events in our new home, along with ample car parking and public transport links and we look forward to putting these facilities to use for meetings and training and offering our members access to hot desk facilities.”

Amongst others, EVOC will share this new space with Edinburgh Palette, the organisation responsible for the community of makers, designers, artists, creative enterprises and charities initially based at St Margaret’s House.

Dale Gibson, chief executive of Edinburgh Palette, said: “EVOC has been very helpful and supportive of the Edinburgh Palette project since its foundation in 2007. Both organisations are constantly engaged in looking for ways to expand opportunities for people, communities and charities. We are delighted to welcome EVOC to 525 Ferry Road, and are excited by the possibilities this closer association presents.”

To celebrate, EVOC will be hosting an Open Office day on Thursday 6 December between 10am and 4pm. Guests are invited to enjoy tea and cake and a tour of EVOC’s new home.

If you would like to attend or if you have any questions about the move, you can email [email protected] or call 0131 555 9000.