Re-Activating Lygon Street

How long does a shopfront activation last?


It will vary from space to space. The maximum term is up to February 2023. There is no minimum term, however there is a preference for businesses looking to commit to a space for a longer period.

Can I see the spaces before applying? 

Unfortunately no. Viewing of the spaces will only be available upon a successful application.

Will I have to pay?

There will be costs involved with participating in the program. These will be dependent on the space and the length of term. However, they will be well below market rate.

Can I choose my own space?

No, but we’ll take your input into account to find a space that best fits your needs, as well as the needs of the landlord.

When can I move in?

We’ve got spaces ready to go, just let us know your preferred start date and we can make it happen for you.

If the Pop-Up goes really well, can I take over the lease long-term?

Yes, we’ll put you in touch with the leasing agent or property owner to make that happen. Almost all of our participants so far have gone on to sign long-term leases. 

What kind of financial support can I access?  

We are able to provide up to $10,000 worth of works on each space. This will be managed by The Place Agency, but you will have input into the finer details of your space.

What other support is available if I'm successful?  

We are able to provide a range of support programs to participants in the program. This will include further grant contributions, marketing and awareness, signage and other business services support. More details will be made available at a later date.