A friend of mine described this as “the greatest thing ever”, and it is.
Spacemarket are a not for profit organisation that lists local lists vacant spaces throughout greater Perth and invites potential tenants to apply for their lease or hire online.
Currently they are looking to fill the old MYER building on Kings Square in Fremantle (cnr Newman Court and Queen St) with business, groups, individuals with skills and experience in areas such as “product launches, community engagement, innovative customer experience, arts, culture, tourism, making, or any thing large or small that’s on the edge.”
This is such a fantastic idea and a great way to make use of a huge void space in the centre of our city. Spacemarket say it best:
We have named this project MYRE. We are playing into the place and name recognition while also invoking entanglement sense of amalgamation and mingling of functions. A good thing, we think.
We see this exercise as one of ‘strangemaking’ – tweaking the familiar. We want to summon an old-world retail ideology;looking back to the genesis of the department store – great products and great retailers working together as a co-operative – under one roof.
Our intention is to create a rich environment to explore new modes of retail. We believe that old retail – in the sense of a purely transactional environment – is dead. Applicants may be wishing to test out a new business model, launch a product line, create a new brand identity, or branch out from an established base. Here is a chance to try something fresh and be supported in your endeavour.
We will actively encourage ingenuity and enterprise. This will not be a flea-market or a weekend craft fair. This will be a place of curated, high-end, supportive, complimentary and quality operators.
They are offering 30 spaces of approximately 100m2 each on the ground floor. The spaces for rent are heavily subsidised and range from $600 – $1200 + GST per month.
A viewing of the space will be held on Saturday 27th July, 2013 at 2pm. This will be guided so be there on time.
For more detailed information about the project download the expression of Interest PDF.