Queens Parade in Willesden Green has been running for over 10 years, making it our longest running meanwhile use project to date. It launched back in March 2012 as part of the Outer London Fund Project, New Windows on Willesden Green. Having negotiated a rent free lease with the landlord, Meanwhile Space worked with The Architecture Foundation and Blue Consulting to put out a call looking for new businesses and ideas to fill the eight vacant units.
Just two months after opening its doors, Queens Parade was voted by Time Out readers as one of nine best shopping locations in London, and still continues to hit headlines.
Having seen countless locals come and try their hand at running a business and testing their ideas, it has become a hub of entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. The businesses here continue to offer something different to the local area and there is so much to see in this great example of innovation on the high street.