Creating an inspirational neighbourhood
We are a social enterprise and our aim is to make our neighbourhood a great place to live, work in, and visit.
We have transformed a largely derelict 13 acre site into a thriving mixed use neighbourhood by creating new co-operative homes; shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars; a park and riverside walkway; sports facilities; by organising festivals and events; and by providing childcare, family support, training and employment opportunities. Income is generated from a variety of sources including the hire of retail and catering spaces, exhibition, event and conference spaces.
Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) is a company limited by guarantee established by local residents in 1984 following a campaign against large scale office proposals. The company is controlled by a Board, elected by CSCB members. Only people living locally can become CSCB members. The Board employs staff to manage the company on a day to day basis. Profits are not distributed but are ploughed back into CSCB’s public service objective.
Coin Street Secondary Housing Co-operative (CSS) is a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society registered with the Regulator of Social Housing and the Financial Conduct Authority. It was established by individual members of CSCB in 1987 and assists in the meeting of housing need by promoting, developing and supporting housing co-operatives. It provides advisory, training and management services to housing associations.
Coin Street Centre Trust (CSCT) is a company limited by guarantee registered with the Charity Commissioners. It was established by individual members of CSCB in 1987 and currently oversees Coin Street family & children’s centre and Colombo Street community and sports centre. In the future the Trust will also offer a sports and leisure programme from the public swimming and indoor leisure centre being planned as part of CSCB’s Doon Street development.