BBC Radio 4 Documentary

A Waste of Space

Harriet Sergeant investigates whether empty commercial buildings could house the homeless in this surprising and entertaining documentary.


Politicians shown the way by innovative community project The Hive Dalston

A London Mayoral hustings in Dalston saw candidates quizzed on all the major issues in the capital. But the very building they were in was a great example of how authorities and businesses can work with the public to find solutions to a lack of funding and space.


How to transform empty office blocks – with a simple change in the rules

Nestled among the trendy bars and restaurants of Hackney’s Kingsland Road lies an ugly, unassuming office block. Despite its looming facade you could be forgiven for missing it entirely….


ReSpacing Conference at The Hive

Replicate across the country, make a difference.

What uses can that derelict building in your community be put to?


CalAid: Hundreds descend on Dalston social centre to donate goods for Calais refugees

Hundreds of generous Londoners have descended on a social centre in east London to donate clothes, blankets, tents and food for refugees in Calais.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett was…


How artists are reclaiming prime areas of the world’s major cities

Development in parts of Paris, London, New York and Berlin is threatening creative spaces — but some people are fighting back.


House homeless people in empty council buildings, urge campaigners

Petition launched calling on the Town Hall to throw open the doors of its underused premises…