Made In Stirling Pop Up Hotel

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Made In Stirling Pop Up Hotel

Made In Stirling Pop Up Hotel

Andy Kennedy By Andy Kennedy

The Tax Hotel takes a recently vacated building and ignites an array of activities, performances, residencies, banquets, public art and development spaces to promote and cultivate creative talent.

Stirling Idea stage

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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:

  • Design a management model that can be used to reinvigourate city centre assets
  • Create a temporary hotel space in the city centre
  • Launch a creative co-working space through the delivery of the hotel

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:

  • Co-design workshop facilitated by A+DS to consider spatial design issues
  • Establish community interest company to deliver the project
  • Initial business case creation
  • Launch the hotel phase with innovative events and exciting opportunities underpinning this time limited offer
  • Utilise the newly invigorate space to launch a creative community co-working space
  • Work with local creative practitioners to create the needed infrastructure for the hotel

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


Location Stirling

About the space

A disused office building in the heart of Stirling


Stirling Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £73,510

Construction and Manufacture Materials - £16,900 (23%)
Management - £10,000 (14%)
Fit Out Equipment and Items - £7,900 (11%)
Space Overheads - £7,578 (10%)
Events - £6,450 (9%)
Marketing - £4,950 (7%)
Space Preperation - £4,000 (5%)
Events and Skills Development - £2,700 (4%)
Specialist Sessions - £2,400 (3%)
Workshops - £2,000 (3%)
Other - £8,632 (12%)

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.

Construction and Manufacture Materials
Fit Out Equipment and Items
Space Overheads
Space Preperation
Events and Skills Development
Specialist Sessions
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Participant Events and additonal Materials Budget
  • VAT

Total £73,510

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