The Observer Building

The Observer Building has been in a state of dereliction and decay for 33 years. We want to put it right with a plan that will fill it with life.

Our plan is to rescue the building, put it to productive use and protect it as a community asset with a proven, sustainable business model. We want to revive it as a vibrant community space with opportunities for local people, whilst providing long-term, genuinely affordable housing and workspace.

So far this effort is being driven by White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures (owner of successful neighbouring project Rock House), but it will need your help, in a committed, community-wide effort to make it happen.

See our five core aims for the Observer Building here in our summary manifesto


We have some incredible gifts available for our supporters – read more here on our blog and donate to our crowdfunder here.

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