Grow:Store - Growing Communities

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Grow:Store - Growing Communities

Grow:Store - Growing Communities

The Edible Bus Stop By The Edible Bus Stop

We want to build two portable growing spaces and a business unit. Incorporating enterprise, seating and food growing, these new public spaces are easily transported to instantly transform locations.

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Grow:Store will instantly create a community enhancing space for all.

We seek support to build two portable gardens and a business unit with a biodiverse green roof. These elements will be lifted directly into place and can be easily transported to new locations. They will be the centre-piece of the space, which also features astro-turfed areas and a boules pitch to picnic at and enjoy a game.

The business unit - a converted 10’ x 8’ shipping container, supplies an affordable workspace for ‘everyday’ small businesses. The lush portable gardens featuring edibles, have integrated seating and provide a lovely spot to have your lunch.

The gardens and business unit sit beside a paved square where events will be held throughout the month of June to coincide with The London Festival of Architecture.

What makes Grow:Store unique, is that it can be moved to a new location at any time, distributing its benefits to the wider community.

What we'll deliver:

  • One 8 x 8 ft portable garden with incorporated seating, planted with edibles interspersed with ornamentals
  • One 8 x 16 ft portable garden with incorporated seating, planted with edibles interspersed with ornamentals
  • One 10 x 8 ft Business unit - an instant solution to the need for more affordable workspace for businesses in our cities
  • A modular green roof with Bee friendly planting for the Business Unit

Why it's a great idea:

By acting as a catalyst, 'Grow:_' offers a solution for underused / unloved public spaces. The aim is to reinvigorate our high streets and animate ‘meanwhile’ sites.

‘Grow:_’ equips small businesses with accessible and low cost units that can provide everyday services. The portable gardens and business units can be configured to suit any given space and communities needs. Their sustainability creates a lasting legacy.

The idea is that the businesses act as caretakers of the space, whilst in turn, offering a place for a community to congregate, garden and play together. In essence, they become urban village greens, creating landmarks and neighbourhood pride.

Steps to get it done:

  • Fabricators are lined up, technical drawings complete & a project manager is in place
  • Camden Council & the local business association support the project
  • New London Architecture are key partners & are creating the events timetable for June
  • Material suppliers have pledged in-kind support
  • Grow:Store will feature in the London Festival of Architecture & The Chelsea Fringe
  • We've 5yrs experience of meeting deadlines & creating award winning designs on tight budgets with transformative results

We are looking forward to presenting, in conjunction, with New London Architecture (NLA), a series of soapbox lunch time talks throughout June, which will have the theme of 'Community'. A variety of speakers will explore the topic finishing with Q&A sessions. For more information please refer to the NLA website.

Grow:Store is also receiving in-kind support from Frosts Landscaping, Marshalls, and has the support of the London Borough of Camden and The Building Centre.

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Location London

London has £905,000 in potential grant funding

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Council

Camden Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £25,106

Seed Funding for project development and detailed design - £5,000 (20%)
8 ' x 16 ' Modular garden with incorporated seating fabricated from steel and wood - £5,000 (20%)
10’ x 8’ Bespoke shipping container fitted out as functional 'Business Unit' - £5,000 (20%)
8 ' x 8 ' Modular garden fabricated from steel and wood - £4,000 (16%)
8 ' x 16 ' Modular Green Roof - £2,000 (8%)
Soft landscaping - Planting & materials for modular gardens & green roof - £1,600 (6%)
Irrigation & rain water capture systems - £800 (3%)
Other - £1,706 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

20%
Seed Funding for project development and detailed design
£5,000
20%
8 ' x 16 ' Modular garden with incorporated seating fabricated from steel and wood
£5,000
20%
10’ x 8’ Bespoke shipping container fitted out as functional 'Business Unit'
£5,000
16%
8 ' x 8 ' Modular garden fabricated from steel and wood
£4,000
8%
8 ' x 16 ' Modular Green Roof
£2,000
6%
Soft landscaping - Planting & materials for modular gardens & green roof
£1,600
3%
Irrigation & rain water capture systems
£800
7%
Other
£1,706
  • Spacehive fees
    £800
  • Transaction Fees
    £746
  • VAT
    £160

Total £25,106

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