121 Farley Bank was leased rent free by 1066 Housing Association to the originating members of the network Mary Hooper and Elise Liversedge in April 2004. The flat was on the top floor of a four storey block overlooking the Ore Valley in Hastings, East Sussex, a part of the proposed Millennium Community regeneration site.
The flats were intended to act as experimental studio spaces for local artists between the decanting of the residents and the demolition of the blocks of flats. During this 3 year period ONE TWO ONE was established as an network of artists and designers and developed a programme of activities related to the regeneration of the valley.
• Student projects based on site with architectural students from London Metropolitan University and landscape architecture students from Greenwich University.
• open studios
• architecture week
• coastal currents.
The Millennium Community Programme was set up by the government in 1997 to create a better standard of living through good design within the urban environment and to encourage economic regeneration. Ore valley is one of the seven Millennium Community Projects set up in Britain, and the last to reach completion. For more info on the site visit Hastings and Bexhill regeneration agency website www.seaspace.org.uk.