The idea of initiating change, creating demand and creatively exploiting the existing assets of the city centre form the basis of this proposal. Temporary hotels have developed in other areas in a range of contexts. For instance, Hotel Ballymun was an arts project in one of the last tower blocks in one of Dublin’s northside regeneration areas.
a] create a distinctive offer which is about the experience
b] make the offer time limited
c] provide the service in partnership, for example, local suppliers provide catering or entertainment, increasing the link between the user and the wider offer of the place.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
With the learning from the development process so far, the learning from ‘Made in Stirling’ our temporary `pop up shop`, delivered through the creative indutries forum, the asset base of the city’s citizens and the policy contexts in Stirling, the next stage for Start Up Street is to scale up. This means applying the learning rigorously, and providing a sustainable platform to move forward.
The idea of delivering a major project in the city, like a disused office building, responding to an identified gap in the market is the next stage. The Temporary Hotel provides a catalyst to bring this learning together, deliver impact in the city and galvanise a community of action.
Steps to get it done:
We believe that a hotel offer which is highly distinctive, highly local and highly creative will shape a different perception of Stirling as a place to be, and to invest in. In this respect, we anticipate that the process of making this change happen and learning from it will be as important as the product. We firmly believe that crowdfunding is an essential part of making this different way of thinking happen. On this basis, we anticipate that some of the key outcomes will include:
·Credibility in Stirling as place with demand for hotel use
·Experience in working with alternative methods of delivering big ideas
·An empowered community and a renewed passion for the sense of place of the city as a place to be
About the space
A disused office building in the heart of Stirling
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