Queens Parade, a formerly vacant eight-unit property in Willesden Green, has been relaunched as part of a meanwhile use project.
The scheme forms part of the New Windows on Willesden Green project which aims to attract footfall and bring positive change to the area. It is being delivered for Brent Council and Design for London by The Architecture Foundation, Meanwhile Space and Blue Consulting.
In January of this year, New Windows secured a ‘meanwhile’ lease on 1-12 Queens Parade, Willesden Lane – which had been empty for five months and not in retail use for several years. The project invited businesses, projects and individuals to submit their expressions of interest in occupying one of these units for an initial three-month period. After attending a series of bespoke development workshops, interested parties were asked to submit a proposal and after a rigorous selection process, thirteen businesses and projects were chosen and began moving into the space at the beginning of March.
The thirteen businesses and projects have been given use of the space in Queens Parade – formerly the Textiles Storage Building – for an initial period of three months. They began moving in at the beginning of March.
Art Lobby, Jardins D’EDEN, Roses & String, Vintage Green, Paint Mine, The Unlimited Printshop, Indikidual, Ariane Prin, The Wise Owl Venue and Punch & Juicy have all occupied space.
The fresh, new look for the building’s facade has been created by designer Kieren Jones, and has been enabled by painting and decorating students from the College of North West London.