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Buildings for the Community


CAN HQ is our office and creative hub, located in the centre of Coalville, on Memorial Square. Our creative hub is open to visitors from 10am to 4pm on the ground floor, Thursday to Saturday. It hosts MAKERS, our shop stocked by local artists, creatives, and other small businesses. We also host Oh Sew Splendid, The Repair Bench, and Wobbly Pins, three other community organisations or businesses.

In the coming years, we hope to expand the use of CAN HQ and use the first and second floors to host an education and training centre, as well as affordable accommodation to suit the needs of the community.

In 2023, we'll be looking to purchase the building and secure it for community ownership. Stay tuned for further information coming soon!

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Co-op Department Store

The Co-operative store on Belvoir Road used to be a key asset to the community, but the building has been left unused for many years, even with it's key location on a main road in Coalville, and next to Marlborough Square.

This building is another in Coalville that we are looking to take into community ownership, preserving the history of the buildings and it's co-operative culture.

Our current plans include preserving the retail space, including working with local, smaller businesses. We're also exploring the potential of affordable housing in the upper floors.

However, none of this is set in stone, and before the project to purchase the building takes place, we'll be holding several community consultation opportunities, so you can suggest what you'd like to see the space used for!

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