New Windows on Willesden Green: Vacant Shops

Reactivating Vacant Properties

  • Unit 1: Art Lobby, Courtesy Mike Massaro
  • Unit 2: Jardin D'EDEN, Courtesy Mike Massaro
  • Unit 3: Roses & String, Courtesy Mike Massaro
  • Unit 4: Vintage Green & Paint Mine, Courtesy Mike Massaro
  • Unit 5: My Pop Up Design Shop, Courtesy Mike Massaro
  • Unit 6: The Unlimited Print Shop, Courtesy Mike Massaro
  • Unit 7: Indikidual and Ariane Prin 'From Here For Here', Courtesy Mike Massaro
  • Unit 8: Punch & Juicy
  • Unit 8: The Wise Owl Venue

After the successful completion of the first phase of the New Windows on Willesden Green New Windows on Willesden Green project, The Architecture Foundation has now embarked upon the second phase, which focusses on the reactivation of vacant properties along Walm Lane and Willesden Green High Road.

In January of 2012, New Windows secured a 'meanwhile' lease on 1-12 Queens Parade, Willesden Lane – an eight-unit building previously home to a textile business, which has been empty for five months and has not been in retail use for several years. The project invited businesses, projects and individuals to submit their expressions of interest in occupying one of these units for an initial three-month period. Having attended a series of bespoke development workshops, interested parties were asked to submit a proposal and after a rigorous selection process, the following thirteen businesses and projects were chosen and began moving into the space at the beginning of March:

Unit 1: Art Lobby
Unit 2: Jardins D’EDEN
Unit 3: Roses & String
Unit 4: Vintage Green and Paint Mine
Unit 5: My Pop Up Design Shop
Unit 6: The Unlimited Print Shop
Unit 7: Indikidual and Ariane Prin 'From Here For Here'
Unit 8: The Wise Owl Venue and Punch & Juicy

Designer Kieren Jones has been commissioned to re-design the building’s facade, and Painting & Decorating students from the local College of North West London have helped to refurbish the building’s interior.

For further details on the new tenants and the programme of activities, workshops and events Queens Parade offers, visit:



Download press release I here

Download press release II here

In Partnership with

New Windows on Willesden Green is one of the Mayor’s Outer London Fund projects, which is being delivered for Brent Council and Design for London by The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Meanwhile Space and Blue Consulting.