‘Interim’ or ‘meanwhile’ use strategies not only bring early regeneration benefits to communities while encouraging commercial, retail and leisure activities during development, but they also help investors secure ‘proof of concept’ in terms of future phases.
Imagine a fully moveable development providing easy-to-let temporary accommodation for up to 5 years, which generates business, training and employment opportunities, while other parts of the project are being built. Imagine a development where future phases are informed by the success or otherwise of earlier phases. Imagine a development which is eminently flexible throughout each phase, responding to a community’s needs, changing markets, trends and financial influences, while still providing reusable spaces that can be moved as the phases are built.
‘Interim’ by definition offers opportunities for flexibility, innovation and certainty of success in each phase.