Walthamstow Central Parade Walthamstow, London

Walthamstow Central Parade Walthamstow, London

A high quality refurbishment of the prominent Central Parade to provide a new ‘meanwhile’ cultural and creative enterprise hub to the heart of Walthamstow.

2016–2016
Client: London Borough of Waltham Forest
Project Status: Completed
Budget: £430,000

Awards

NLA Best Meanwhile Use Award 2017, Shortlisted
NLA Mayor's Prize Award 2017, Winner

London Borough of Waltham Forest secured funding from the GLA to transform this 1960s former office building. The mixed-use scheme provides a café, retail spaces and coworking areas with meeting rooms and studio units for up to 50 independent creative businesses. These are intended to be operational for two to five years before the building is redeveloped. Externally the facade has been respectfully upgraded to enhance the character of the existing building. 

The refurbishment aims to appeal to Walthamstow’s burgeoning creative community as part of a long-term plan by the Council to enhance business in and around the area. The social enterprise Meanwhile Space is running the facility.

Photographer

Dirk Lindner

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18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
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