Meanwhile projects in South Kilburn

As part of the South Kilburn regeneration programme we are committed to making the most of our assets in South Kilburn to enhance the creative, social and cultural life of the neighbourhood. 'Meanwhile projects' have been created on sites that would otherwise sit empty and detract from the area. We turn these sites into places where the local community and creative individuals come together to try something new.

This page summarises some of the past and current meanwhile projects delivered in South Kilburn. 

2019- Reconstruction Art Project

A two-year multi-faceted arts programme consisting of art, photography & dance with the local community. Led by local artist Amelia Lancaster.

2018 – Youth Film Project

A summer workshop for young people aged 12-16+ and 16-24. Learning new film making skills, while learning about the South Kilburn regeneration programme. This event included a fun community film screening at the Granville.

Elevate Youth Music Video:

Youth Docu-Drama:

2016 – Woodhouse Urban Park (Community Day)

To mark the opening of the new woodhouse Urban Park, a Grand Opening event was organised for the local community. This included face painting, Popcorn and Candy Floss, ice cream etc.

2017 – Nomadic Community Gardens 

A 9-month community growing project was implemented at the vacant Keniston Press site. The project provides a local outdoor space for the local community and opportunity to learn green finger skills as well as other craft skills.

2014 - Carlton Kitchen

A six-month community food hub within South Kilburn. The space included a community kitchen, training space, food growing facilities and a community social space. The hub also provided studio space for creative enterprises to support the development of the facility and local start-up businesses.

Carlton kitchens






2014 – Watch This Wall

Coinciding with the demolition of Bronte House and Fielding House, the council, along with Network Housing Group, commissioned urban strategists Scout to create an installation on the temporary wall alongside the Cambridge Road construction site.

Local residents were invited to design a chair that could be assembled without tools and whose design could be extensively adapted. Over multiple engagement sessions, residents worked on these chair variations to design their own unique chair design.

2013 - The Albert 

The Albert closed on 30 September 2013 after a highly successful stay in the South Kilburn neighbourhood. The project brought together a range of projects which a huge number of people, from South Kilburn and beyond, took part in.

Local people and the wider public were invited to The Albert to enjoy the pop-up café and restaurant, join the cycle training or try out something new, such as singing in a choir, dancing, growing vegetables or learning to cook.

The Albert