New Windows on Willesden Green

Vacant Shops Programme Underway

  • Courtesy Mike Massaro

New Windows on Willesden Green, one of the Mayor's Outer London Fund projects, is being delivered for Brent Council and Design for London by The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Meanwhile Space and Blue Consulting. 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 were installed along the High Road marking the 25 days leading up to Christmas. Local shop-owners were paired with emerging designers to produce an advent calendar of window displays. In addition, a series of public events was held on 17-18 December.  For further information and images of this part of the project please visit:

A dedicated flagship shop located at 45 Walm Lane is now open, communicating information on the project and future opportunities of how people can get involved.  Opening times are Monday - Friday 2pm - 6pm.

The Architecture Foundation has now embarked upon the second phase of the project looking at reactivating vacant properties along Walm Lane and Willesden Green High Road.  

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


Please download further information on how to apply for vacant units here

Please download the proposal form here

Please note: please read full application details before filling out a proposal form. Applicants are required to attend at least one Proposal Development Workshop before applying for a vacant unit.