Building upon our success of the 10 House Project and our monthly street market we want to make the corner of Cairns Street and Granby Street the meeting place of community and creativity with our Four Corners project. With the financial support of Power to Change, the Co-operative Foundation and Homes England we have been given planning permission to build on the demolished corner site.
The shop fronts of each corner once provided the lifeblood of Granby Street, and we intend to revive the Four Corners to provide for not just our newly developed houses but for the wider community. We are currently consulting our neighbours and friends on what these corners could be, ranging from local shops to public spaces for the community.
So far we have worked with the Community Heritage Project and Writing On The Wall to host a number of workshop sessions called ‘What’s Your Granby?,’ inviting local people to share their stories of Granby Street to then ask what could happen with the Four Corners.