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Who We Are

TIME + SPACE partners with leading real estate developers and we are at the forefront of several high-profile and innovative mixed-use developments, including Digbeth Loc. Studios in Birmingham and Hornsey Town Hall in London, as well as other significant landmark schemes in the UK.

What We Do

Founded in 2016 under the leadership of CEO Piers Read, TIME + SPACE is a vibrant, owner-driven platform, integrating innovation, with property to develop community. We work in partnership with both the private and public sector to deliver investment for the long term, navigate complex projects and maximise underperforming assets to create sustainable ventures. This creates significant and measurable social and economic benefits to local people.

Track Record

TIME + SPACE has a track record of meticulously restoring sensitive heritage sites and buildings, which we are passionate about. Our skill set is rare, we revitalise distressed assets and underutilised spaces, breathing new life into them. By strategically repurposing these spaces, we not only generate revenue streams, but also significantly increase the underlying value of the assets.


Leveraging our expertise, we develop comprehensive strategies tailored to both the unique characteristics of the place that respond to the demands of the market. From inception to fruition, we manage and execute these strategies to foster long-term success with the emphasis on sustainability, community and quality.

Anthony is an award-winning media and theatre producer, consultant and academic with a background producing digital media and live performance. He was CEO of Magic Lantern Productions, has been a member of the Content Board of OfCOM, a Gambling Commissioner and Founding Chair of the AHRC Creative Industries Clusters Programme. He holds a Professorship of Creative Industries at Ulster University where he also chairs the board of Studio Ulster as well as being a board member of UK Theatre.

Anthony oversees the board and advises TIME + SPACE and its clients on strategy, education and policy matters.

Anthony Lilley OBE


Piers has extensive experience of urban regeneration having curated and operated thriving creative neighbourhoods in London, Birmingham and Manchester, consisting of Film + TV production facilities, creative workspaces and hospitality destinations.

Having worked in Film + TV since his teenage years, resulting in producing credits on the renowned and award winning global hits The Inbetweeners and Peep Show. Piers has since left his mark on the UK studio industry. Acquiring Wimbledon Studios from Thames Television in 2010 before founding TIME + SPACE, he subsequently brokered the sale and acquisition of Twickenham Film Studios in early 2020 which was the first institutional investment of its kind to invest into a film studio.

Piers has since partnered with acclaimed writer and director, Steven Knight to invest in Digbeth Loc. Studios in Birmingham, a landmark film studio venture which is due to open in summer 2023. Piers is also invested in the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre in North London which is scheduled to open in early 2024.

Piers is responsible for the growth strategy of the company, overseeing investor and client outreach and is passionate about delivering grassroots skills and training initiatives as well as enterprise programmes for the start-ups and SMEs based at TIME + SPACE campuses.

Piers Read


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Jason Schofield


Andrew began his career as one of the founding staff members of the Creative Industries Federation; the national representative body for all of the UK’s creative industries. Over 5 years he led the Federation’s events and membership departments.

As Head of Projects, Andrew has managed and delivered leading edge mixed-use urban regeneration, cultural placemaking and adaptive reuse schemes across the UK. Andrew advises on all project facets from feasibility to completion and into operation.

Key Responsibilities: Project strategy, direction, management and delivery.

Andrew Major


Anna has extensive experience in Business Strategy and Communications and has played an instrumental role in shaping positive reputations for businesses and high profile urban transformations across the UK and Europe.

Formerly the Co-Founder Director of Coverdale Barclay Communications, Anna has transitioned into the role of non-executive Director. Anna has led on impactful projects such as the regeneration of Manchester City Centre, the revitalisation of London’s Carnaby Street, the transformation of Wembley Park and for the Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation. Anna sits on the committee for the Kingston International Film Festival, showcasing young filmmakers' talent and has also mentored communications professionals in theatre, music and fashion.

Anna consults for TIME + SPACE on communications and strategy.

Anna Coverdale


Jules has always worked on the commercial side of media businesses, and now has a specific focus on the Film + TV industry, working across a variety of consultative roles and projects that are all based around generating revenue and developing businesses across Film + TV studios, production companies and production service companies.

He has worked at Pinewood Studios as Head of Business Development where they invested in businesses and gained board approval for acquisitions. He recently worked for PACT working with the UK’s production companies and before that ScreenSkills, helping to create the new unscripted fund.

Jules consults for TIME + SPACE on business development.

Jules Robinson


Remi has a track record of efficiently delivering and managing commercial properties within the varied landscape of the creative industries. Having worked in both the creative and property sectors, Remi brings a range of experience from his time running mixed-use developments, film and tv studios, workspaces and hospitality offerings.

Remi works with the project delivery and operations teams to ensure that all TIME + SPACE projects are delivered to a high standard, align with the company’s vision and achieve a memorable end-user experience.

Key Responsibilities: On-the-ground operations, ensuring efficient processes and project coordination.

Remi Wanless


David, with over 25 years in accounting as a Finance Director in film and TV, brings extensive experience from roles at Zig Zag TV, SO Television, and VAL TV. His expertise aids owner-managed companies in growth and exit strategies, notably overseeing the acquisition of Wimbledon Film + TV Studios from Talkback Thames for £5 million in 2010.

Serving as Finance Director, David played pivotal roles at leading UK film studios like Twickenham Film Studios, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, and now Digbeth Loc. Studios, offering diverse skills in corporate finance, strategic planning, and commercial business advice.

Key Responsibilities: Financial operations, strategic planning and business development.

David Smith


Marcus has spent the last decade working as a graphic designer and creative and has developed a diverse skill set encompassing graphic design, branding, illustration, motion graphics and digital marketing.

He has worked across a range of sectors, from Architecture to Higher Education as well as having created visual assets for Young’s Brewery, The Guardian and many other editorial clients. Marcus’ industry experience and passion for branding has led him to TIME + SPACE where he acts as Brand Manager, further developing the brand and creating a range of visual assets across the company's growing portfolio of operational trading businesses.

Key Responsibilities: Brand curation, digital marketing and graphic design.

Marcus Butt


Hannah has worked in several creative sectors, including architecture and production. The latter led Hannah to TIME + SPACE, where her diverse range of creative experience is used to plan and execute engaging and memorable events, for members as well as the local community. Based in Hornsey Exchange, Hannah helps to manage the workspace and memberships as well as sales enquiries for all TIME + SPACE projects.

Key Responsibilities: Event curation and production, client relationships and community engagement.

Hannah Logue


As a Community Host and Team Assistant at TIME + SPACE, stationed at Digbeth Loc. Studios in Birmingham, Natasha focuses on manning the 1 Minerva Works office, a collaborative and hospitable atmosphere for production companies and creatives who use the space for hot-desking. Natasha’s responsibilities also include ensuring smooth operations, assisting the TIME + SPACE team, organising diaries, coordinating travel, and movements.

Key Responsibilities: Organising schedules, assisting operating communications and providing hospitality to clients.

Natasha Phillips


Yusuf graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance in 2012. Since then, he has held various roles in the accounting industry with 11 years’ experience. The bulk of his work has been in finance roles focused on bookkeeping, management accounting, VAT and building accounting systems.

Yusuf works alongside David Smith, Finance Director as well as Harris & Trotter, corporate accountants for TIME + SPACE, across all financial aspects of the company to provide a highly efficient and responsive service to clients and stakeholders alike.

Key Responsibilities: Bookkeeping and management accounting.

Yusuf Mansoor



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We make places that revitalise urban neighbourhoods. Focused on the entertainment, culture and hospitality sectors which deliver significant and measurable social and economic benefits to local communities.

Clients + Partners

Our track record and experience includes working with the following organisations

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