With support from the Greater London Authority High Street Fund, the team led by We Made That delivered a series of ‘Hot Spot’ interventions as the first on-the-ground actions from the Town Centre Strategy.
The Burnt Oak strategy co-ordinates public realm and business support proposals delivered by Retail Revival, and provides a foundation for future cross-borough and business partnership working in the area with a particular focus on maximising social value. The new interventions include a distinctive news kiosk, upgrades to the Burnt Oak Library entrance, and a suite of coordinated improvements to pockets of public realm combined with building frontage improvements.
The team worked with traders and community groups, such as Love Burnt Oak, to host a series of events to support a revitalised high street and deliver meaningful change through a number of projects within the strategy framework.
The project demonstrates how small targeted changes can have a huge impact on the local area and was recognised in the RIBA MacEwen Award 2019.