Granville Enterprise Hub and Community Space News

Update September 2017

Development plans for the Granville are underway with phase one of the refurbishment plans scheduled to start this September. Plans will see the top floors of The Granville refurbished followed by a move by the Trust to The Granville. Find out more about the plans and when the Granville will be fully open to the public, click here

Update 20th June 2017 - 'You Said We Did' Consultation Event Update 

Since announcing that South Kilburn Trust in partnership with Brent Council had secured funding to develop the Granville Centre into an Enterprise Hub and Community Space, we have held two well-attended consultation events in partnership with Brent Council and the project architects, RCKA.

At the first event on the 24th May, we gathered as much feedback, ideas and suggestions from residents, local organisations and businesses to help us shape the development plans for the building - this event went very well. The ideas gathered from this event were all carefully considered taking into account their feasibility. Some of the ideas were then presented to the community at the You Said / We Did event that was held on the 14th June.

To read more, click here

To find out what's next, click here

Update 26th May 2017 - Consultation Event Update

South Kilburn residents, local organisations and businesses came to the Granville Centre to hear about the plans to develop the building into an Enterprise Hub and Community Space. The consultation event, which took place at the Granville Centre from 2pm-8pm on the 24th May, successfully captured the opinions of local people about the proposed plans and facilitated the exchange of ideas about how the space will be used, look and feel.

The event held by Brent Council, South Kilburn Trust (The Partnership) and architects RCKA, showcased visuals of the plans, whilst a walk and talk through the proposed business space gave attendees a real sense and feel of the proposals. RCKA architects were on hand to give one-to-one Q & A sessions and engaged attendees in a variety of practical activities.

To read more about the consultation event, click here.

Update 1st May 2017 - Granville Enterprise Hub and Community Space Consultation

We are currently planning what the new Enterprise Hub and Community Space will look like and are inviting South Kilburn residents, local businesses and organisations to come and have their say about the development of the new Enterprise Hub and Community Space. The consultation event will allow local people to come and hear all about the plans, share ideas and help shape proposals.

The event will be taking place at the Granville Centre on the 24th May from 2pm – 8pm.

Fore more information about this event, click here

Update April 2017 - £750,000 GLA Funding Secured for Granville Centre Development

Brent Council in partnership with the South Kilburn Trust have won funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) for the refurbishment of the Granville Centre into an Enterprise Hub and Community Space. The new facility will accommodate local start-up businesses that are currently based at the South Kilburn Studios and provide affordable business and community space for hire.

The funding awarded comes from the GLA’s London Regeneration Fund which aims to invest £20m to into reinvigorating London’s high streets and places of work. To date the fund has seen over £129m invested in 85 places in London.

To read more about the GLA funding, click here

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What's going to happen to the Granville Centre?

The creation of these new facilities is taking place in two phases. Phase 1 will see the South Kilburn Trust move from their current base at Carlton Hall to the Granville Centre in late 2017. This will be followed by entrepreneurs and businesses in early 2018.

The project will result in the creation of a high quality work environment for local businesses and entrepreneurs in part of the Granville Centre. The building will also continue to serve as a hub and space for the community as it has done for many years, including the continuation of the Granville Community Kitchen and Otherwise Club. The Children’s Centre and the Nursery School will also remain in their parts of the building.

The Granville Centre will be used in this way by all these organisations for up to five years while Brent Council continues to consult on the future of the whole site in preparation for Phase 2 of the project.

How can I find out more?

Keep checking this page to stay up-to-date with any developments. 

Alternatively, email comms@southkilburntrust.org to be added to our mailing list.

Interested in a business space?

If you are interested in hiring a space in the new Enterprise Hub, click here.