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WORKSHOP: More by Accident than Design – The Empty Homes Project
2nd May 2013
1.00 – 2.00pm
Waterloo Community Development Group, Juliet Heap and Sandy Lloyd
More by Accident than Design : Juliet Heap and Sandy Lloyd, Assistant Directors at WCDG - a local community planning and development organisation, hold an interactive workshop on bringing empty properties back into active use. Highs, lows, red tape and a lot of bicycles.
About the Waterloo Community Development Group:
The Waterloo Community Development Group (WCDG) is a local charity and a company limited by guarantee. Going strong for 40 years, WCDG establishes a dialogue with developers and planners as early as possible to maximise opportunities for the local community to have their say. We organise regular public meetings for all residents in Waterloo to speak directly to developers and planners. We also publish regular newsletters to keep people informed.
WCDG is the only organisation operating in Lambeth receiving round 1 DCLG funding to bring back into use empty properties within the borough. We have been working hard to find properties to refurbish and bring back into use on within the affordable housing bracket. We have collaborated with architects and other professionals to build a project team and have partnered with a local housing association to manage the properties for a 10 year period.
About Sandy Lloyd:
Sandy has over 20 years experience across the public, private and third sector, with in depth experience in Housing and Regeneration. Over the years working operationally as a project manager; specialising in community engagement and change management. Leading on the Empty Homes Community Grant for WCDG. Her first degree was in Fine art and she gained her Masters from SOAS. Sandy is also an exhibiting artist with a studio in Brixton.
About Juliet Heap:
Graduating from university with a degree and masters in Town and Country Planning, Juliet has spent the last 10 years in the property world as a planning consultant. Having worked with a variety of public & private sector organisations and community Groups, Juliet set up her own company with the aim of using her skills & experience, working collaboratively to bring empty buildings & neglected spaces back into active use. Juliet also works as a theatre producer and director, focusing on new writing and shows written and devised for specific locations.
Go to 3spacerethink.org to check out other workshops, exhibitions, interactive displays, talks and discussions, panels and parties running as part of the Re:THINK festival, 1st - 3rd May 2013.
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3Space are an innovative charity which unlocks the potential of empty commercial property, by making it available free of charge to other non-profit organisations for temporary projects which benefit the community.
3Space - Turning empty space into an opportunity.