We are working with London Borough of Redbridge to realise their transformative community hubs programme. The aim is to integrate council and partner services, voluntary and community functions into six hubs, strategically located around Redbridge.
At the beginning of the process we undertook an in-depth review of existing council community services and partnerships, one-to-one consultations and workshops with service providers, and contributed to an extensive public engagement and co-design programme over the course of a year. This allowed us to understand the full scope of complex functions that needed to be accommodated.
The outcome of all this work is a flexible brief with highly compact space budgets, adapted to each hub location. By transferring our specialist experience of multi-functional and agile uses from workplace and hospitality contexts, we have created a blueprint for innovative, change-ready and flexible community hubs that will remain relevant for the future.