Porter's Lodge, Buckinghamshire
Buckinhamshire County Council made Porters Lodge available for 'Meanwhile use' to attract social and economic value whilst it awaits redevelopment. Porters Lodge offered 5 low-cost spaces to start-ups, creatives and small businesses in the heart of Aylebury Town Centre. The project aimed to develop a working community of local businesses and entrepreneurs that would exchange skills and support each other to test and grow their businesses.
Those involved in the project were a group of like minded people, who were willing to collaborate and encourage enterprise in Aylesbury, as well as receive support themselves. Examples of the support provided included mentoring, business advice sessions and free workshops to help people move their businesses or ideas forward.