Project Timeline

1971: Artsmail & Penguin Post

The first computer based selective arts marketing service with over 100 clients including: RSC, Royal Court, ENO, ROH, South Bank Board, Albert Hall, Ballet Rambert.

Managed by USM until 1974.

1972: Cornwall House

70 Workshops for crafts people, created from a derelict building.

Managed by USM until 1974.

1973: Camden Lock Market

London's 4th biggest tourist attraction with over 12 million visitors each year.

Managed by USM until 1999.

1976: Evolution Yachts

Developed a range of offshore racing boats. Winners of the Quarter Ton Championship two years running, and numerous Cowes week prizes. Winner Class 4 Round The Island Race

Managed by USM.

1978: ‘152’ Camden high street

An integrated mixed use development with workshops, cafes and shops.

1979: London Waterbus Co.

The only waterbus service to London Zoo won Brightening Up London Award BC/LEB

Managed by USM until 1999.

1981: Leeds Canal Basin

Regeneration of Leeds canal basin and the Dark Arches.

Managed by USM until 1982.

1982: Capital Radio Festival

Venues / acts include Jules Holland, Sting, Dingwalls and the West Yard.

Managed by USM until 1984.

1983: National Music Day

24 hours of continuous events - Jazz, Classics ,Pop, Reggae - with illustrations by Hugh Casson.

1986: Transglobe Expedition

Support for Sir Ranulph Fiennes' phenomenal trek on his return USM realised the assets of the expedition.

Managed by USM until 1988.

1986: Interchange Warehouse, London

Regeneration of Brunel's spectacular canalside building, now MTV Studios London.

Managed by USM until 1988.

1987: Thamesday

Creating the river events for the South Bank board - sandcastle competitions, racing yachts, tug boat, football, fireworks.

1988: Limehouse Basin

Creation of the Limehouse basin co-op. helping to reserve the Limehouse basin as a valuable contribution to open space in Docklands.

Managed by USM until 1990.

1988: Merton Abbey Mills, London

Regeneration of William Morris' riverside factory containing theatres, shops, restaurants, market jazz plus the river Wandle walk, Wimbledon's answer to Camden lock.

Managed by USM until 2005.

1989: The Collection

Brompton Road, Kensington. A unique designer's collective.

1989: Gabriels’ Wharf

Creation of a low cost, mixed use estate with studios, retail and restaurant space.

Managed by USM until 1992.

1990: Oxo Tower

Chosen as development partner for the Oxo Tower by Coin Street community builders.

1990: Elephant & Castle, London

USM responsible for taking a once gloomy, 30% unlet place, painting it pink and turning it into a fully let, thriving multi-cultural shopping experience.

Managed by USM until 1998.

1991: Peckham Town Centre Markets

Investigated potential for increased market activity in the town centre

1992: Elephant & Castle, Market

Created new open air market in the moat of the shopping centre. Still thrives today.

USM managed the Shopping Centre until 1998 and still manages the outdoor market today.

1992: Spitalfields Market, London

Opera house, swimming pool, football, shops, restaurants regeneration of London's finest covered market for sports & arts. London's first organic market, voted London's Best market 2000.

Managed by USM until 1999.

1993: Swindon Market Hall

USM's wittily designed big top market hall building houses over 50 retail units for small traders.

Managed by USM until 2008.

1994: USM / USA opens

Farmers markets, craft marketing sites include Union Square and Grand Central Station

Managed by USM.

1994: Borough Market, London Bridge

USM created the master plan for the retail and A3 uses of Borough Market.

Managed by USM until 1995.

1994: Albert Dock, Liverpool

Events, management, a new life for the old dock.

Managed by USM until 1997.

1995: Sneinton Market Square, Nottingham

Converted old market buildings into 264 small business spaces.

Managed by USM until 2001.

1995: Hulme Regeration, Manchester

Devised Masterplan for Hulme High Street and put together a development partnership

Managed by USM until 1999.

1996: Candleriggs Regeneration, Glasgow

Advised new owners on creating a new destination through market and retail activity

1996: Greenwich Market, London

The Royal Charter Market building in the heart of historic Greenwich, where lively stalls are surrounded by a unique collection of shops.

Managed by USM until 2010.

1996: Smithfield Market, Manchester

Undertook study of former listed Wholesale Market

1998: Wandsworth Markets Strategy

Devised a strategy for the street markets in the London Borough of Wandsworth

1998: Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

Artists workshops, summer schools, exhibitions, events, activities include Jem Finer's ïLong Player' for Artangel trust.

Managed by USM.

1999: Greenwich Gateway

Creation of a visitor retail and cafe in Pepy's House at the Royal Naval College

1999: Bishopsgate Goodsyard, London

4th oldest railway structure in the world, London's intriguing lost station, closed 1964, re-opened in 1999 for use as sports, arts, events and small business space. Funded by City Side Regeneration, City Fringe, English Partnerships, English Heritage and the Private Sector.

Managed by USM until 2001.

1999: West Silvertown

Peabody Trust's award _ winning new crescent block USM managing the retail component.

Managed by USM until 2004.

1999: Platform 12, Kings Cross

In partnership with Kings Cross partnership.  The platform 12 training scheme built 8 retail units in four weeks, providing 20 places for unemployed people to learn construction skills.

Managed by USM until 2000.

2000: Newcastle Upon Tyne Markets

Assessed the future of the markets in the town centre

2000: Roman Road

Assessed the future potential of the market as part of the town centre strategy

2000: Bath, Green Park Station

This beautifully restored railway terminus became home to an organic farmers' market, arts, crafts, performances and events.

Managed by USM until 2002.

2000: Container City

Innovative building system using recycled shipping containers developed and launched with Container City I _ artist studios in East London. To date USM has used the system to create over 60 projects including  office space, artists' studios, retail space, a nursery, youth centres, a theatre, broadcasting studios and live / work space

Managed by USM.

2001: Chelsea farmers’ market

Flowers, food, specialist shops managed by USM for the Royal Brompton and Harefield  NHS Trust.

Managed by USM until 2011.

2002: The Chelsea Courtyard / 250 Kings Road

USM managed this imposing property on fashionable Kings Road on behalf of The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.  The 40,000sq ft of space is now home to prestigious fashion houses such as Patrick Cox and Roland Mouret.

Managed by USM until 2011.

2002: Gravesend Borough Market

Managing this long established market USM have undertaken a series of physical and tenant mix improvements to create a lively and multi cultural environment.

Managed by USM until 2012.

2002: Container City II

The now famous artist studios were built in London's Docklands

2002: Gravesend Heritage Quarter

Situated in the Heritage Quarter USM managed 10 high street shops and filled them with interesting specialist's retailers.

Managed by USM until 2007.

2002: Doncaster Markets Strategy

Developed markets strategy for major town centre review

Managed by USM until 2003.

2003: Barnsley Markets Strategy

Advised on the market aspects of the town centre redevelopment plans following Will Alsop's strategy.

Managed by USM until 2004.

2004: Fawood Children’s Centre

Constructed Fawood Children's Centre. Shortlisted for the 2005 RIBA Stirling Prize.

2005: Golborne Road

Regeneration Study of Golborne Road considering environmental improvement and existing market and shops

2005: East Greenwich Food Market

In association with Greenwich Town Centre Management, USM created and managed this monthly food market specialising in local and organic produce.

2006: Cove Park Arts Centre

Constructed 6 more live/work studios for stage two of the development in rural Scotland.

2006: Margate Matters

Proposed a wide range of possible solutions to help regenerate the town centre.

2006: New Beginnings for Woolwich Arsenal

Proposed a wide range of possible solutions to help regenerate the town centre.

2006: Circus Street, Brighton

Chosen as market partner for this regeneration scheme by the Cathedral Group PLC

2006: Creative Space Agency

In partnership with CIDA, USM worked for the LDA and Arts Council England to re-invigorate the Creative Space Agency. The project aimed to marry building owners with vacant space and arts organisations with artists who need space.

Managed by USM until 2008.

2006: Acton Market

Devised a new market for Action Acton Development Trust in a newly created square.æ Work included devising the logistics, training staff and traders and successfully applying for planning permission.

2007: Morpeth School

Constructed new classrooms within the existing school site .

2007: Smithfield Meat Market Public Inquiry

Key Expert Witness in public inquiry that saved the buildings from demolition

Managed by USM until 2008.

2007: Thames Festival Market

Worked with Thames Festival to create a 300 stall market on the Southbank

2007: Westminster Markets

Part of a team working for the City of Westminster reviewing their market operations.

Managed by USM until 2008.

2007: Trinity Jubilee Pier Extension

In partnership with Thames Clippers, USM created the longest pier in London at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands. Now serving as a base to river boat opertors Thames Clippers, the Pier has also improved links along the Thames.

2007: Baldock Market

Integrating market facilities into environmental improvements for this town centre in Hertfordshire

2008: Wednesday Food Market, Greenwich

USM worked with Greenwich Hospital to introduce a new trading day at Greenwich Market.  On May 18th the Wednesday Food Market was launched and has since grown significantly in both stallholders and visitor numbers.. It specialises in world street food and fresh produce as well as an arts and crafts and homewares section

2008: Chesterfield Market

Assessed the outdoor and indoor markets as part of a town centre review by URBED.ææ The market is a major draw for the town centre and the review found that the Council were running the markets effectively

2008: Seven Sisters Market

Undertook 2 studies.æ One for The Bridge, New Deal for Communities in South Tottenham and the other for Grainger Plc.æ Assessed how this indoor market, specialising in Latin American traders would work within the new planned development of the are

2008: Woolwich Market

We reviewed this historic charter market for Woolwich Regeneration. We surveyed all traders and devised a strategy for the future, related to a major redesign of the market square.

2008: Cultural Industries Quarter, Barking

Part of the winning team to secure the development rights for this mixed use scheme on the River Roding in a tender promoted by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.

Managed by USM until 2010.

2008: The Deptford Project

USM involved in setting up and running the public and retail areas of a planning residential development.

Managed by USM.

2008: Camberwell Green Market

Pioneered a thriving summer and Christmas market in South London on the back of a successful feasibility study.

Managed by USM until 2009.

2009: View Tube

Constructed this cafe, education centre, exhibition space and viewing platform on the Greenway, overlooking Stratford Olympic Park.

2009: Sheffield Showcase

Worked with Sheffield City Council and Creative Sheffield to encourage small creative businesses into vacant shops and other spaces in the Sevenstone area which was awaiting redevelopment.ææ This resulted in various successful projects including a market.

2009: Chrisp Street Retail and market

Commissioned by Poplar HARCA (the main social housing manager in the area) to assess the market and retail offer at Chrisp Street in East London

2009: Dunraven School Sports Hall

Constructed impressive sports hall, changing rooms and viewing gallery in South West London. Winner of the ïBest Small Building Project' at the 2009 Construction Industry Awards

2009: Haringay Vacant Shops

Advised LB Haringay on the temporary use of vacant shops, both owned by them and those in private ownership.æ Led to an initiative undertaken by the Libraries and Arts Department.

Managed by USM until 2010.

2010: Interim Uses Wembley

Advised LB Brent on interim uses on a wide variety of sites in the Wembley area.

Managed by USM until 2011.

2010: Cranfield Mill, Ipswich

Advised owners Wharfside Properties on the next phase of this mixed use development.

2010: Electric Hotel

Designed and constructed this 5 storey theatre using the Container City System

2010: Deptford Markets

Devised a strategy for LB Lewisham and BDP on the market areas which were undergoing environmental improvements.æ This led to the successful movement of the popular second hand market to a new location, which has been a success, increasing lettings by 11%.

Managed by USM until 2011.

2011: Leaside Business Centre

Review of workspace management alongside a new branding and signage strategy to improve lettings.

2011: Shell Centre, South Bank

Secured planning permission for a wide range of short term projects.

2011: Rathbone Market, Canning Town

Advising developer English Cities Fund on the future of the market as part of their mixed use redevelopment.

Managed by USM.

2011: Kingston Market, London

Advised Kingston First on the takeover and long term management of this historic market from the Royal Borough of Kingston.

2012: Watford Market

Advising chosen developers Henry Boot on the indoor market as part of their redevelopment plans for Charter Place Shopping Centre.

2012: Specialist Assistance Team

Chosen by the GLA as the specialist Market Management advisor for the winners of Round 2 Outer London Fund and the Mayor's Regeneration Fund.

2012: Container City

Designed and built the OBS Tower Broadcasting studios for LOCOG at the Stratford Olympic Park

Managed by USM.

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