Presentation on theme: "Meanwhile…? In the intervening time; while something else is waiting to happen meanwhile is realising the opportunities vacant spaces present."— Presentation transcript:
meanwhile…? In the intervening time; while something else is waiting to happen meanwhile is realising the opportunities vacant spaces present
Time for meanwhile Why now: ● Not fit for purpose ● Change in the local economy ● Part of strategic change The impacts of redundant space are consistent. Blight and disruption to local communities, and critically, lost opportunities…
Meanwhile project ●Now led by DTA’s Asset Transfer Unit and Meanwhile Space, previously part of the Government’s ‘revitalising town centres’ policy ●Developing and testing meanwhile leases for land and property on live projects ●Facilitating meanwhile projects on the ground ●Developing a network of projects and landlords to share knowledge
Meanwhiler Roles Organisations working within meanwhile… …Develop new markets …Transfer risk …Protect and enhance places …Interact at street level with people …Bridge the pauses in development …Get things done immediately!
Shops Buildings Clusters Sites House of Hastings
Potential of meanwhile FeatureBenefit Reducing blight=A better environment and surrounding area, deterring crime, sense of belonging Using wasting assets =Minimising costs, preserving value Positive action and activities =Bringing diversity and creating identity now A chance for innovation and change =Sowing the seeds for new models, pilot testing, cultivating new markets
Obstacles ●Bureaucracy - rates, planning etc ●Create flexibility in the built environment to allow for adaptability ●Guiding policy - How to learn from international examples but apply to UK ●Perception in the ownership of the public realm ●Make meanwhile commonplace - pre-framework/ masterplanning stage
Going Forward Meanwhile to become mainstream Meanwhile planning use Diversity on the high street Making use of pauses in development process to benefit existing and new communities Long term regeneration projects Smaller developments? Flexible uses? Testing visions and masterplans?
Get involved Meanwhile Project website: www.meanwhile.org.uk Chat with us on the network: www.meanwhilespace.ning.com Or email: Emily Berwyn firstname.lastname@example.org