Open Hub – Wren’s Nest Estate – Dudley
Open Hub – Wren’s Nest Estate – Dudley

Starting in December 2013 Wren’s Nest Estate in Dudley is transforming into The Community of Future over the next 12 months

A Community of the Future will be a place where we can come together to share ideas, grow projects together and shape the community as part of our everyday lives.

The Open Hub Project aims to be a starting point for building that type of place.

For the next year, residents in Wren’s Nest will be invited to become members of the project and be able to book space in Wren’s Nest Community Centre for no charge.

The idea is that residents need opportunities and spaces to come together to start their own projects … projects that might involve cooking and eating together, fixing objects, sharing resources. These projects could include working together – perhaps even starting new enterprises – or growing food.

We think that these kind of collaborative activities could change what it feels like to live in Wren’s Nest. The projects that residents create together will become a way of surfacing all the amazing ideas and skills that exist already in this community, but are sometimes invisible.

In simplified form we have defined The Community of the Future as Connected, Creative and Open and in order to unlock this existing capacity we are re-designing how a number of our current infrastructures work in Wren’s Nest Estate.

In partnership with local residents, Office of Public Health, at Dudley Council and Dudley CVS.