Stantec in the Community, “Holborn: Stories Of Our Streets”

Stantec in the Community, “Holborn: Stories Of Our Streets”


This Autumn, at our Millman’s Street Resource Centre, local architectural firm Stantec hosted a reminiscence event for local people to attend, as part of their Stantec in the Community Week.

The project, named “Holborn: Stories Of Our Streets” was based around a bank of photographs of the local area.  The Stantec team hosted a morning of reminiscing with local residents followed by a creative artwork shop in the afternoon.  The day unearthed some wonderful memories from our older people, with many being residents of the local area for decades.

Stantec do a lot of work with public architecture and designing public spaces, so it was a natural development to work with HCA, with their offices being very close to our 1A Arts Centre too.  Stantec employee Lisa Freeland who helped to organise the day says “We like to learn from people in the community. Its valuable for us as workers locally to feel part of the conversation of the area”.

We look forward to sharing more of the stories, photographs and footage of the day over the coming months.

Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help