Meanwhile Space beneficiaries include seed and startup development stage businesses who require affordable space with flexible terms and support to thrive (or fail). And local communities in typically neglected areas, who gain from facilities, activities and services that improve community cohesion, skills and access to employment.
The following three processes define what is unique to Meanwhile Space projects:
Unlocking underused space
Extensive on the ground engagement
Opportunity to flourish/fail
Our team has a proven track record in London Boroughs including Haringey, Waltham Forest, Brent, Lambeth, Lewisham, Sutton, Hillingdon, Croydon, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Southwark, as well as Hastings and North Somerset, working with multiple stakeholders in a considered and nurturing way to achieve maximum impact.
Shortlisted for the UK Social Enterprise Awards for Social Investment Deal of the Year (2022) The Hithe, Rotherhithe
Best Design in the EMEA category for the Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards (2022) The Hithe, Rotherhithe
New London Awards Community prize winner (2021) Ebury Edge, Westminster
Willesden Green Shortlisted in the Great British High Street awards Rising Star category (2019) Queens Parade as contributor to Innovation category
WISE 100 (2017) Emily Berwyn, Director, Meanwhile Space
Estates Gazette Collaborators Award Finalist (2017) The Platform, Lougborough Junction
UK Social Enterprise Consumer Facing Award Finalist (2015)
Luton’s Best Community Award Winner (2009) Luton
Our work on Meanwhile use was highlighted in The Portas High Street Review for Central Government as a way to help make town centres more vibrant places.
Our spaces have featured extensively in the media, including the BBC, Guardian, Evening Standard, Conde Nast, Architecture Journal, Time Out and Sunday Times.