Forest Hill, Sydenham and Kirkdale were one of the fifteen winners of the second round of Portas Pilot announced today, 25 July 2012, by Grant Shapps, Local Government Minister. The three pilots announced today in London will receive funding from the Greater London Authority.
Our bid concentrates on three projects to link and revitalise the shops in Sydenham, Forest Hill and Kirkdale.
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Two high street shops will be renovated for creative community engagement, exhibitions, showcasing local products, business workshops, ‘pop-up’ events and as a Town Team base
A high impact project with lasting sustainable benefits, the Shop Revolution will renovate up to 12 vacant units, letting them to an eclectic mix of businesses and organisations, including successful Market Makers traders on a Pop Up or trial basis.
More than a market, this will build on the success of the Forest Hill Food Fair, to pilot markets on a rotational basis across the area, with the aim of finding long term tenants for our vacant units.
Any landlords, leaseholders or agents marketing empty retail units in Kirkdale, Forest Hill or Sydenham should contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can work with them.