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New Windows on Willesden Green


New Windows on Willesden Green

New Windows on Willesden Green is an Outer London Fund project which is being delivered for Brent Council and Design for London by The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Meanwhile Space and Blue Consulting. 

Location: Willesden, London
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2013

About the project

This project is an exciting opportunity to revive and improve Willesden High Road bringing positive change to the area. The project runs from October 2011 to March 2012 and will be delivered in two phases.

From October to December a curated series of window animations was installed along the High Road marking the 25 days leading up to Christmas. Local shopowners were paired with emerging young designers to produce an advent calendar of window displays in Willesden with a new Willesden window opening each day. In addition a series of events attracting new visitors to Willesden were held in December 2011 and a flagship shop front was opened to the public, communicating future opportunities relating to the project.

In January 2012 Phase 2 was launched and it was announced that 8 empty units were available to use for new projects, business ideas and community focused activity. Over 2 weeks in January and February Meanwhile Space ran workshops attended by over 200 people all interested in using space in Willesden Green.

The workshops were to help potential applicants build on their ideas to strengthen their proposal and view the spaces. To see images of the work shops and the spaces that were being made available please view the album here.

On the 14th February over 40 proposals were received by the New Windows on Willesden Green team. Interviews are taking place on the 17th and 20th February and we expect projects to be moving in on the 5th March. Watch this space!

The space being curated by the project is Queens Parade, a former textiles shop on Willesden Lane.

If you are interested in being involved with the project please visit New WIndows for WIllesden Green website for further information.



If you wish to engage with the project in any way or you have any questions please get in touch or sign up here


Discussion Forum

Press for Queens Parade

Started by Jessica Courtney Bennett Mar 26, 2012. 0 Replies

London Pop up Blog …Continue

What’s Your Big Idea? Try It in Willesden!

Started by Jessica Courtney Bennett Dec 2, 2011. 0 Replies

In 2012 we will be making empty shops in Willesden Green available for individuals, companies and community groups to try out their ideas.If you are:A designer-maker in need of some work-space;A…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Jessica Courtney Bennett on November 25, 2011 at 4:30pm

The Pillot Shop is well under way with trainees from the College of North West London using their painting and decorating skills to help designer Kieren Jones get cracking. More images for the project can be found here.

Comment by Jessica Courtney Bennett on December 16, 2011 at 5:45pm

Free festive workshops at the Pilot Shop from 19th - 22nd December

Comment by Jessica Courtney Bennett on January 30, 2012 at 10:36am

Proposal workshops kick off in Willesden Green.

Comment by Jessica Courtney Bennett on March 16, 2012 at 5:33pm


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