This is what we want to do, and how we are going to do it
Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust wants to create a thriving, vibrant mixed community, building on the existing creativity, energy and commitment within the community, where people from all walks of life can live, work and play. Our vision for Granby Four Streets is a neighbourhood which:
Has streets full of plants, creating the greenest quarter in the city
Is architecturally rich, with imaginative renovations of Victorian terraces
Is a thriving multi-cultural, multi-racial area
Is sociable, safe and welcoming
Has an arts and social hub with a community café
Continues to organise and further develop its own monthly market.
We are renovating 11 houses on Cairns St - six for low cost homeownership and five for affordable rent. We will do this alongside other housing providers and developers, who will be bringing the remaining properties in the Four Streets neighbourhood back into use.
Greening Granby - making spaces and places
We want to continue our planting and see generous, high quality, green public and social spaces throughout the Four Streets and connecting up the length of Granby Street.
High Environmental Standards
We want to maintain the integrity of the four streets and their unique characteristics, the generous room sizes and the adaptability of the houses. We also want to offer a model for imaginative renovations of Victorian terraces, but at the same time ensuring that the houses are affordable for residents in the long term.
We want to renovate the empty shops at the junction of Cairns Street and Granby Street as the basis of a productive community and retail area. This can become the hub for supporting local retail, social and creative enterprises and community organisations and be the start of a new phase in the life of Granby as a high street once again.
We want Granby Street to become the site of an expanded monthly street market and events space – building on the success of the last four years. This can run down the length of Granby St, visible from Princes Avenue and sowing the seed for the re-establishment of shops and businesses on Granby Street.
Building jobs and training schemes
We want to use our project to deliver apprenticeships and jobs for local people, where unemployment is a major concern, especially among young people. We want the physical act of rebuilding to not only boost the local economy – but offer residents a way of shaping the area’s development.