Case Studies

A selection of our case studies showing the scope of our experience and expertise.

Urban Projects

FARM:Wembley Meanwhile proposal

In October 2011, Plan Projects formed a team to respond to a tender issued by the London borough of Brent to develop viable ‘meanwhile’ uses for one or two of the vacant premises clustered at Wembley Triangle; a second part of the tender asked for a strategy to develop a meanwhile colony at Wembley, to deliver a more sustainable, community orientated cultural strand to council’s regeneration vision for the area.

Honey Factory, Canning Town

Plan Projects was a finalist in a competition to identify a meanwhile use for a site opposite Canning Town DLR station in East London. The project, called ‘Honey Factory’ was subsequently featured as an example of best practice in the widely acclaimed book, The Temporary City by Peter Bishop, former head of Design for London, and Lesley Williams.

‘Playscape’ meanwhile project

In December 2010 Plan Projects formed a team to take part in a competition offered by Newham Council, Design for London and Property Week magazine. They had identified three sites close to the Royal Docks in East London that were suitable for ‘Meanwhile’ projects. These are creative, community-centric temporary uses for development sites and empty premises that are awaiting development or long term commercial use.

Leicester Square

The Square reopened in May 2012 following a major redesign by landscape architects Burns + Nice. The strategy will provide the partners with a means of conceiving, organising, monitoring and managing events in the Square consistent with its status as one of the West End’s key civic spaces.