We Made That is working with Hatch Regeneris, PRD, 3Space, Graham Harrington Planning Advice and Stockdale on a spatial framework for the expansion of Kensal’s creative economy through the delivery of the Kensal Canalside Opportunity Area (KCOA). The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea were successful in securing Mayor’s Good Growth Fund (GGF) for £1m for a research and capital delivery project focused on employment delivery and the economy in and around the Opportunity Area. This has been match funded by £1m from the RBKC Capital Fund and the We Made That-led team commissioned.
The team will undertake research and develop interventions required to ensure that the KCOA’s development reflects, supports and boosts the creative economy alongside the local economy. Findings will underpin a framework, delivery plan and new employment space that creates opportunities in the short and medium term for North Kensington. The new workspace and interventions are expected to be delivered by 2021.