New Windows on Willesden Green Launches Vacant Shops Programme

The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the second phase of its New Windows on Willesden Green project.  Looking at reactivating vacant properties along Walm Lane and Willesden Green High Road we are calling for those interested in taking up meanwhile residencies in the empty spaces we are able to secure.

We are looking for businesses, projects or individuals that can prove they:  

- enhance the current high street offer

- are able to 'give back' to the local community

- are economically sustainable

- are accessible to local people

- adhere to a 'made or procured locally' ethos

All applicants must attend a Proposal Development Workshop - taking place on 28 Jan, 1 Feb, 7 Feb, 8 Feb - before they can submit a proposal. These workshops form part of the application process and only those who have attended at least one workshop will be invited to submit a proposal. 

A full brief can be downloaded here.  Proposal submissions deadline is 14 February 2012, midday.

To find out more about the project and how to apply, please visit:

From February,  Architecture 00:/, in association with New Windows, will be hosting a new Library Lab in the Willesden Library Centre, featuring a series of free events  focussing on enhancing skills and assisting those who want to become self employed.

Should you wish to visit the window displays created by 25 talented emerging designers as part of Phase 1 of the project, they are still currently on display in participating shops along the High Road.  Please visit for more information and to view images. 

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