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SS Robin: The Mother of Invention

SS Robin is a national treasure, built in 1890 at Thames Ironworks shipyard on the River Lea.

Silverton Quays

St James's Church Piccadilly London

AMP is working with the rector Lucy Winkett and her team at St James Picadilly to help re order the cafe and suite of church buildings

Silverton Quays

Silvertown Quays

Silvertown is where London can be on fast forward.

Silverton Quays Business Support to Health Centres-BIG Lottery

Business Support to Health Centres-BIG Lottery

Making social enterprises sustainable

One Church 100 Uses

One Church 100 Uses

Creating dynamic roles for underused church buildings.

St Paul's Way

St Paul’s Way

Making an integrated approach work on a single street.

Water City

Water City

A grand vision for East London.

Corporate Social Opportunity

Andrew likens successful business to “a sticky ball”.

Corporate Social Opportunity

Public speaking, coaching, conferences

Andrew is a charismatic and inspiring speaker.

Public speaking, coaching, conferences

Poplar HARCA

A £300m community run housing association

Poplar HARCA

Leaside Regeneration

Regenerating the Lower Lea Valley

Leaside Regeneration

CAN

Offering business support to the third sector

CAN

LLDC

Managing the Olympic Park for the next 25 years

LLDC

Stanton Guildhouse

Grade II listed conference centre

Stanton Guildhouse

Brian Cox Science Summer School

St Paul’s Way Trust School

Brian Cox Science Summer School

The Great Banquet

Celebrating London's rich diversity

The Great Banquet

East Ham Town Centre

We are working to help redevelop the East Ham Market Hall.

East Ham Town Centre

One Church 100 Uses

www.onechurch100uses.org

Challenge Many churches today have buildings which are too large for their present needs. We promote and assist the effective regeneration of churches for wider community use. We help congregations create dynamic and inclusive spaces that can become change-makers within their communities.

Our approach is rooted in a church's local context - we build links with local entrepreneurs, organisations and enthusiasts. By developing effective working partnerships, we help to ensure sustainable futures for church buildings.

Solution There are as many solutions as there are buildings, but the answers all need to focus on the same principles:

Results so far We have identified key buildings and we are starting to build relationships with architects, development companies and social enterprises to create vibrant and attractive spaces.

We are already working with churches in London, Southern England, East Midlands and the North East of England. The projects include properties owned by the United Reformed Church, the Church of England, Baptist and Methodist denominations.

One Church, 100 Uses anticipates working intensively with approximately 50 churches over the next five years to attract major funding and redevelopment for their buildings. We also expect to provide advice and consultancy to an estimated 30-60 additional churches, facilitating strategic entrepreneurial thinking.

4 Comments

samuel abelman at 9:48am 9th July, 2010

Very interested in bringing back to life redundant churches to be used as social space. This is a key part of regeneration and provides social and cultural benefits. Whilst there are numerous redundant churches and industrial spaces in my local town of Ipswich it is embarrassingly bereft of an arts space or music venue. Good examples of which in East Anglia are in Colchester and Norwich.

Samuel Abelman

Liz at 1:14pm 25th August, 2010

You may be interested in looking at our CIC company 1 Church 100 Uses or contact Donald Findley (one of the directors) with specific questions: donaldcfindley@yahoo.co.uk

Hope this helps!

Mary at 3:20pm 28th September, 2011

We are a charity working with vulnerable people and those with learning disabilities. We currently lease an office space and a small hall from a church group, but their religious views limit us in certain ways for example, they won't let us celebrate Halloween, or put on performances that deal with certain subjects, i.e an amatuer drama performance of Moulin Rouge (apparently the church group feel the main theme is prostitution and not love)

I would love to hear how this project works and how thw churches and community come together.

Liz at 3:37pm 3rd October, 2011

Please contact Joe Fraser - information co-ordinator - for our CIC One Church 100 Uses for further information / assistance:

T: 0203 1741 147

M: 07940 760 857

E: j.fraser@onechurch100uses.org