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WE DISRUPT THE TRADITIONAL MODEL FOR DEVELOPING URBAN SPACES AND PUT LOCAL PEOPLE BACK AT THE HEART OF COMMUNITIES

 
 
 
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The Context

Urban Britain is heavily divided. Funding for local services has been slashed. Local people have borne the brunt of these cuts, leaving the most vulnerable people to fend for themselves. Local talent has been left unlocked.

Local Authorities are under tremendous pressure to deliver against targets set in Westminster. This always leads to compromise.

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The Problem

In many areas, as local people are displaced by economic or social forces, the situation is exploited by big business. Property developers, retail chains and absentee landlords systematically suck the soul from once-vibrant urban communities. Local people become priced out of the area and ‘gentrification’ begins wholesale.

This sequence of events has become accepted narrative for urban Britain. It’s ‘just something that happens’. But we know that it doesn’t have to be this way.

We can do better.

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OUR SOLUTION

Make Shift works with Local Authorities, landowners and local people to create groundbreaking community developments that deliver financial return while looking to solve some of society’s toughest problems.

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1.2 Million Visitors per year

at our first project, POP BRIXTON

IMPACT DEVELOPMENT

Our projects bring hundreds of thousands of people to your area; they support local people into entrepreneurship and employment; and they create platforms for local businesses to thrive and grow.

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90% of

Member Businesses from the local borough

at our second project, PECKHAM LEVELS

CONSULTATIVE PROCESS

We work with landowners and local authorities to make sure that the project works for our partners; and with local people to ensure the space is designed with their needs in mind.

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10,000+ Hours invested

into

the local community each year

across POP BRIXTON and PECKHAM LEVELS

A LASTING LEGACY

Our meanwhile projects might not last forever but, over the course of their life, they enhance the socio-economic prospects of your area, with local people and local businesses at the helm.

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HOW DO YOU FIT IN?

We are actively looking for new projects, and that begins with you. If you know of a site which would be better served by a development focused on the needs of local people, then get in touch.