Thursday, 17 December 2009

Spacemakers - community use of empty shops in Brixton

I've found the organisation that have set up uses for empty shops in Brixton. They're called Spacemakers. It looks like they are working in other areas too. Not had time yet to go through the site, but thought I would post straight away.

Time is ticking on. The Turner is opening in spring 2011 and we're still struggling with empty shops and a lack of affordable studio space and retail for creative projects. These guys seem to have found a way round the old problem of rates payable as soon as a property is used, which makes it difficult to attract people to rent them out in areas where there might be low foot fall and also low sales.

4 comments:

  1. Check out the Empty Shops Network -while Spacemakers are having fun with their first project, we've got nine years experience of projects in Worthing and brighton: www.artistsandmakers.com/emptyshops

    And visit www.artistsandmakers.com/emptyshops/workbook for practical advice and guidance on planning and running projects

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  2. Yes I know the guy who has just launched this. He is called james Webster! Google him. His dad runs the Clarks shoe shop in Brixton. It truly is an excellent idea and I am sure he would be happy to help out and give advice!

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  3. Yes I know the guy who has just launched this. He is called james Webster! Google him. His dad runs the Clarks shoe shop in Brixton. It truly is an excellent idea and I am sure he would be happy to help out and give advice!

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