Reducing risk

As a concept, ‘meanwhile’ or ‘interim’ use encompasses the philosophy that empty space is wrong and can be used to create opportunities for people. However, intelligent use of unproductive empty buildings and underused land not only benefits communities, but also developers.

While many landowners believe that leaving a site empty and unattended is the most economical means of management prior to redevelopment, demonstrating the potential of a site helps to engender confidence in landowners and stakeholders. Staged construction phases, working in parallel with interim use helps to prove the value of the site, thus reducing risk in future phases.

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