Charities offered chance to use vacant railway arches

The company that runs the UK’s network of thousands of railway arches is offering charities the chance to take over vacant arches for free for up to a year.

The Arch Company says this follows vacant arches being used amid the Covid pandemic to support foodbanks and help communities.

It says it is offering charities the space as part of its commitment “to creating a positive economic and social impact in the communities surrounding our spaces”.

Charities, not for profit groups and community interest companies are urged to apply by emailing

Although charities will not be charged rent, they will be required to pay a deposit and be liable for any outgoings such as utility bills.

The Arch Company manages 5,200 railway arches, business estates, former station buildings and other properties. It is owned by Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners.

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