Adaptive Reuse: After the shop

In times of changing high streets, how can spaces on Coney Street like vacant shops and upper floors be adapted for sustainable future use?
Thursday 23rd June 2022, 2pm - 4pm King's Manor
A view down Coney Street in York, with tall buildings flanking both sides.


Given the rise in online shopping, retail presents a challenge for sustainable primary use for Coney Street's buildings. Many spaces on the street now lie empty, forcing us to think creatively about what a high street needs to thrive in the twenty-first century.

This workshop explores the adaption and reuse of spaces including empty units, upper floors, and buildings behind the street frontage.

Through exploring Coney Street's past, we'll discover viable options for its future that go beyond retail, and offer a sense of what might be practically possible to help rejuvenate the street across all available spaces. Included is a visit to the street to bring the research to life.

This workshop is part of the StreetLife Project, working in conjunction with York Civic Trust. The StreetLife project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Booking information

The workshop is free to attend. Register using the button below.


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