Meanwhile Connect is the new service from Meanwhile Space CIC, who since 2009 have been working with landlords and projects across the UK to make 'meanwhile' use of empty properties and spaces.
We list a wide range of spaces (shops, studios, offices, industrial and more) that are available for meanwhile use by - well, anyone who needs temporary space. We work with individuals, collaborations, social enterprises, community groups, artists and many more.
Meanwhile use is the temporary use of property until such time that a longer term use can be realised. Typically, meanwhile uses can last as little as a few days (for an exhibition, for example) or up to six months.
We advertise the spaces with full information as to how long and when properties are available. Interested projects view the space and if interested, submit a Project Proposal.
Projects do not pay any rent for the space. Instead, they cover the costs associated with the space. So that will include business rates, utilities and any other costs (such as service charge, for example). The landlord makes substantial savings and can continue to market the property or pursue planning applications whilst the meanwhile use takes place.
If you have an idea then please get in touch with us. Take a look at our website to learn more about other meanwhile projects. We're also on Twitter, so please follow and tweet us to say hi. You can also drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org