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Blue House Yard is a redevelopment and re-imagining of an empty and underused car park site a few minutes walk from Wood Green station. High Street Works, in partnership with London Borough of Haringey, have transformed the site into a hub for local creatives, entrepreneurs and residents. The redevelopment, that has been running since 2017 creates both private space for rent and a public space for meeting friends, discovering events and interacting with local designer / makers.
Blue House Yard is a friendly, inclusive, multi-disciplinary and experimental collection of workspaces for local people, including retail work sheds and studios. Blue House Yard's vibrant community of creatives, start-ups and social entrepreneurs fill our space with life!


All spaces are let on a fair rent policy with prices being set below market value, on flexible terms and with no up front deposits. Combined with a people-focused approach, this creates impacts varying from business growth, job creation, to a new community and cultural events venue. After the meanwhile use period is over the site will be redeveloped by London Borough of Haringey. For info on the long term plans please visit


High Street Works Ltd is a multi-disciplinary organisation delivering high street improvement interventions throughout London. High Street Works combines experience from two award-winning companies - Meanwhile Space CIC and Jan Kattein Architects who have an unmatched record in delivering ground-breaking high street regeneration work in London and the South East. 


Whether it's the coloured facades of Leyton, the vibrant startups of Wembley's Coming Soon Club, the bustling forecourts of North Cheam, the Market Stall Lanterns in Baker's Arms or the innovative Fringe high street research project, the combined approach of a design strategy that responds to the particular opportunities and constraints of each site, while mobilising existing businesses to improve their offer, is at the heart of what we do.


Jan Kattein Architects is an award-winning practice based in Islington, London. We specialise in housing, urban design, town center regeneration and theatre design. Our clients include private individuals, developers, housing associations, local authorities, charities and opera houses. JKA is a delivery-focused practice. We are just as concerned as our clients about the realisation of a carefully designed and technically adept project on time and on budget. 

An established working relationship with some of London's most innovative engineers, designers, artists, researchers and craftsmen means that ad-hoc skills exchange, formal collaborations or outsourcing of specialist work items contribute to the successful delivery of complex project briefs.


Meanwhile Space CIC is the pioneering social enterprise at the forefront of meanwhile uses. As the market leader in Meanwhile uses since 2009, Meanwhile Space designs innovative Meanwhile® solutions to vacant commercial space, working across sectors to deliver Meanwhile projects and strategies, operate affordable workspace, and deliver longer term Meanwhile developments.


As proven by our network of 11,000 members of our forum, newsletter and social media, there is significant demand for highly visible, low cost, low risk space that allows the opportunity of failure for brand new businesses and ideas, which can then grow and feed in to the existing workspace offer.

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