GreenHouse (Nick Gant and Tanya Dean - BoBo Design Ltd 2005)
This social enterprise scheme managed by the Guildcare charity utilises an award winning design concept developed by Nick Gant and Tanya Dean that challenges the dowdy image of charity shopping through a pioneering re-use and recycling retail environment converted from a former refuse lorry depot. This project rejuvenates a brown field site, engages the local community in training and education and provides a hub for recycling and re-use initiatives. The ‘indoor garden’ theme of the interior has interactive features that provide birdsong and sounds of running water and summer storms as well as topiary made from recycled steel and low impact geo-domes. This initiative was supported by the Big Lottery Grant Scheme.