Saving Empty Rates and CIL, Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Art and Fun…
Surely a winning combination?
“Theatre Delicatessen” is the trading name of CurvingRoad Ltd, a charity that supports emerging theatre artists through working with “pop-up” creative hubs in vacant buildings prior to development.
Through making use of whole buildings for valid, demonstrable charitable purposes, working with CurvingRoad Ltd offers building owners the potential to:
- Make savings on Empty Rates, through charitable occupation
- Reduce Community Infrastructure Levy payments by maintaining occupation prior to redevelopment
- Represent real corporate social responsibility
- Make meaningful contributions to public art/planning strategies
How you can get involved
Theatre Delicatessen/CurvingRoad’s residency in Welbeck Land’s 35 Marylebone High Street building – which has been strongly supported by the local residents and retailers – comes to an end in January 2013.
We are now looking for new premises and are approaching property owners and developers who may have suitable premises, both now or in the future.
Ideally, the premises would be:-
- 5,000 sq ft or more – but up to 100,000 sq ft can be used by the company
- Probably an office building as finding real temporary uses for these is more difficult than retail etc and Theatre Delicatessen can use all floors for rehearsal space etc.
- Within reason, ie provided basically occupiable, condition is not relevant. The Art Department will take care of that!
- Central London – previous locations in Regent Street, Wigmore Street and, now, Marylebone High Street have all worked well. Westminster has advantages as Theatre Delicatessen have a very good relationship with the Westminster Councillors and Officers.
Theatre Delicatessen / CurvingRoad Ltd would take a lease of the property with suitable termination protection to the owner as we fully recognise that redevelopment will be the priority.
During the tenancy,Theatre Delicatessen / CurvingRoad Ltd would take responsibility for management of the building and in return would seek to agree a fair (but modest) proportion of the Empty Rates saving to fund their theatremaking and you would have the opportunity of enjoying some brilliant evenings of innovative theatre and save the balance.