Open call for proposals for free meanwhile premises in Kilburn

Camden Council and Transport for London, in partnership with the Mayor of London’s High Streets for All Challenge, are seeking to identify a partner with the ideas and capacity to bring to life a vacant premises in Kilburn’s Town Centre.

2c Maygrove Road is opposite Kilburn Tube station, adjacent to Transport for London’s Kilburn Arches. The space was formerly a fish and chip shop and before that a motorcycle showroom and will be offered rent free for an agreed period from any time up to an initial 12 months. In return, the selected partner will encourage people to visit Kilburn’s Town Centre.

The project is part of the Camden Future High Streets programme and supported by the Mayor of London and Local Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).

The council therefore want to hear from organisations, social enterprises, start-ups and others that have ideas to activate 2c Maygrove Road to the benefit of local residents and their neighbourhood. 

To submit a proposal, applicants will need to clearly outline how their proposals respond to the criteria set out in the project brief and demonstrate how they support Camden Future High Streets’ vision and objectives. That vision and objectives are set out within in the High Streets Prospectus.

The project will also support Transport for London’s community engagement for Kilburn Arches, where the organisation is asking the community to be involved in better linking the arches to the Kilburn High Road.

The deadline for proposals is 23:59pm on 29th April 2022.

Find out more and submit a proposal online

  • Camden is participating in the High Streets for All Challenge, the Mayor of London's £4m fund to support local partnerships to bring forward and co-design innovative high street recovery strategies and proposals. Camden has chosen to focus on Kilburn through the GLA’s programme and this project is supported by the Mayor of London.
  • Supported by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the Challenge will provide targeted advice and up to £4 million of strategic enabling funding to inspire and help form these partnerships, prepare strategies, propose projects and test their effectiveness. It will support local engagement and promote a culture of ideas, experimentation and invention and build a pipeline of schemes for future investment opportunities.
  •  TfL’s Kilburn Arches aim to reflect on the history of Kilburn, its people as well as contribute to the future of the High Road, bringing the heritage of markets and creativity into a post-pandemic town centre. The community can get involved at