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Pop-up space for your business

Pop-up spaces can be a great way to start addressing the problem of vacant shops and buildings on the high street.

A pop-up space is a temporary activity in a vacant or underused space. There are many activities you can organise in a pop-up space (also called meanwhile use).

You could, for example, try a new business, organise an exhibition, start a social project or make it a community meeting space.

What we can offer

  • Provide support and guidance for Town Teams and businesses who have ideas for using empty or underused space in town centres.
  • Inform Town Teams of funding opportunities and give support and advice in developing funding bids and making your project a reality.
  • Town Teams and businesses with ideas for using pop-up space will be invited to network with other groups who have created pop-up spaces.
  • Provide advice and support on licenses, business rates and other considerations which may be needed for starting a pop-up space.

Help and support

To help you develop your idea for using pop-up space, see our webpages on licenses, business rates and thinking of starting a business

Contact towncentres@barnet.gov.uk to:

  • Discuss your idea with us. We can help support you and give advice on the considerations you will need to take.
  • Let us know if you are a business interested in pop-up space or own a space which could be used for a pop-up business.

Need inspiration?

Read about Setting up a Pop-Up Shop and guidance on Setting up a Retail Pop-Up Shop in London (PDF).

The North Finchley Town Team set up three pop-up spaces for businesses, exhibitions and community space in Ten Grand Arcade.

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