Respacing is a way to
reuse
empty buildings where everyone benefits.

 

We believe that space and wasted resources
could also
be used to make
a better city instead of just a better profit.

 

We created the Hive Dalston social project
to show how this can be done.

 
 

 
 


 
Respacing is…
…building for social good
 
 
WHAT IS RESPACING?

A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF EMPTY BUILDINGS AND WASTED RESOURCES WHERE EVERYONE BENEFITS

IT IS A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF
EMPTY BUILDINGS AND WASTED RESOURCES,
FOR EVERYONE

IT'S THE SOCIAL PROJECT THAT'S GOT PEOPLE EXCITED...
AND GOT THEM TALKING...

"I would encourage my Council to forge ways in which such innovative social movements could be supported more fully."
- Philip - Mayor of Hackney

"From the time I first ventured into the Hive Dalston I have watched the progress of ReSpace Projects with interest ... I would encourage my Council to forge ways in which such innovative social movements could be supported more fully."
- Philip - Mayor of Hackney

"I'm pleased to have worked with Respace Projects and am proud of what we've achieved."
- Michael - Investland developers

"I have no hesitation in recommending ReSpace to other property owners looking to avoid hassle and keep costs down."
- Michael - Investland developers

"It works... you just have to come here and see it for yourself!"
- Harriet - BBC and Daily Mail

"ReSpace has created a lasting legacy and benchmark for what is possible in society"

- Eleanor - Founder of Passing Clouds

CREDIBLE AND EFFECTIVE

IT MEANS LOCAL PEOPLE SHARING EMPTY BUILDINGS AND WASTED RESOURCES TO HELP EVERYONE IN NEED. THE HIVE WAS OUR MODEL.

IT MEANS GROUPS OF LOCAL PEOPLE SHARING
EMPTY BUILDINGS AND WASTED RESOURCES TO
HELP EVERYONE IN NEED. THE HIVE WAS OUR MODEL.

THE MILLION POUND PROJECT THAT STARTED WITH NOTHING!

POPULAR AND ENGAGING

WITH THOUSANDS OF VISITORS AND FOLLOWERS, RESPACE HAS A STRONG TRACK RECORD OF ENGAGING THE COMMUNITIES WE WORK FOR.

"[ReSpace Projects} ..are social enterprise leaders."
- Peter - CEO Social Enterprise UK

CREATIVE AND COLLABORATIVE

WORKING WITH COUNCILS, DEVELOPERS, ENTERPRISES, COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL GROUPS, WE'VE DEVELOPED A REPUTATION FOR BRINGING TOGETHER ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

WEVE PIONEERED A SYSTEM THAT RESOURCES THESE SOCIAL PROJECTS, SUPPORTS THEM AND CONNECTS THEM IN A NETWORK. THIS EMPOWERS AND ENABLES THEM TO DELIVER.

WE HAVE PIONEERED A SYSTEM THAT RESOURCES THESE SOCIAL PROJECTS, SUPPORTS THEM AND CONNECTS THEM IN A SHARING NETWORK. THIS EMPOWERS AND ENABLES THEM TO DELIVER.

INNOVATIVE AND INTERESTING

TEXTBOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, DOCUMENTARIES, TV SHOWS... THE HIVE AND RESPACE HAVE MADE HEADLINES FOR THEIR INNOVATIVE APPROACH.

RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY

RESPACE COMPLETED THE HIVE PROJECT AND RETURNED THE BUILDING TO THE OWNERS ON TIME... BUT ITS LEGACY LASTS.

Some of our partners
WHAT NEXT?

CAN'T WAIT TO GET INVOLVED?
GOT SOME SKILLS, TIME, STUFF OR ENERGY
TO SPARE? GET IN TOUCH!

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There are thousands of empty buildings and tonnes of wasted food and materials. We imagine what it would be like if these were used to give opportunities to the most vulnerable, struggling communities and the people
striving for positive social change.

 

 

 


 
ReSpace Projects is a not-for profit organisation.
 



 

ReSpace Projects coordinated the creation, resourcing, management and orderly wind down of the Hive Dalston social project.
 

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A thousand days of Hive
 a social impact report

 

With a start-up cost of £250 and no external funding we ran our demonstration project for almost 1000 days.

A full report with key statistics will be made available soon.

 

 
   read the report  
 
 


 
ReSpace Projects is run by volunteers.
 



 

We do this using an innovative system of reuse and recycling – called “Holistic Urban Regeneration” – to create physical and digital networks and platforms.

We help developers, councils, landowners and community groups re-use their wasted resources and empty buildings effectively to solve their problems.
 

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Our aim is to begin the production of a community-led infrastructure that creates and supports innovative environments to solve social problems – bringing benefits for everyone involved.

 

 

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We help groups create sustainable models for social good based on the efficient use and reuse of key resources like empty buildings, volunteer time, skills and information. We identify wasted resources and bring these into the infrastructure to enable local communities to have access to them.

 

 
 

In this way ReSpace hopes to reduce the risk, cost and difficulty for charities, social groups and local causes of tackling the problems they face.