Experience Nourish Hub, a space dedicated to sustainable food initiatives

Come along to experience a unique space dedicated to sustainable food initiatives and join a discussion about community-led regeneration.

Join us at the Nourish Hub on Monday November 28 for a discussion about bringing underutilised high-street spaces back into full community-use through public, private, and third-sector partnerships.

Nourish Hub is London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s newest community kitchen delivered with funding from the GLA’s Good Growth Fund and operated by food charity UKHarvest. As a former post-office located within the Edward Woods Estate, the space was transformed by RCKa working in close collaboration with the local community.

To start the discussion, UKHarvest and RCKa will present their approach to regenerating the prominent space on St Ann’s Road, and talk about the incredible impact that the Hub is already having by helping to eliminate hunger and surplus food waste through education and redistribution.


  • Arrivals from 4pm – Hot drinks and snacks from the Nourish Hub kitchen
  • 4.30pm – Welcome from Property X-Change
  • 4.35pm – Project introduction by Dieter Kleiner, Founding Director RCKa
  • 4.45pm – Roundtable discussions centred on three key questions:
  1. What do you need to make change happen on the high-street and bring a regeneration project from paper to reality? Moderated by Yvonne Thompson, CEO UKHarvest.
  2. How can good design facilitate the economic sustainability and longevity of a high-street regeneration project? Moderated by Anthony Staples, associate RCKa.
  3. How can high-street projects embed themselves within the community, providing agency to local residents and ensuring a lasting project legacy? Moderated by Nourish Hub community reps Claire and Mouni.
  • 5.30pm – Thank you from chair Dieter Kleiner and next steps
  • Networking until 6pm

Your PX Forum hosts

Dieter Kleiner, founding director RCKa. Dieter is a founding director of RCKa and leads the asset regeneration and community projects. He is an expert in community engagement, and sits on a number of design review panels including the London Boroughs of Haringey and Kingston. Dieter is also a CABE Built Environment Expert.

Yvonne Thompson, CEO UKHarvest. Yvonne Thomson is a highly experienced social, economic and physical regeneration specialist, qualified in community education and gaining a post graduate in Housing studies form Stirling University and Master of Philosophy in Urban Policy. She has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who are socially excluded and have no voice, opportunity or choice in life. She has worked in the public, voluntary and private sectors. Yvonne founded UKHarvest in mid 2016.

Anthony Staples, associate RCKa. Anthony is an architect and associate at RCKa with over 15 years of professional experience working across the public and private sectors. He has particular expertise in community engagement and participatory design; and is motivated by a desire to empower and enable diverse communities to achieve a meaningful stake in shaping their building environment.

Clare Dawburn, volunteer at Nourish Hub. Having worked long hours in Finance for 30 years, Clare found that she had a lot of time on her hands when she finished. Having always loved to cook she looked to volunteer in the food sector. As a local living in Chiswick, Clare started volunteering at City Harvest and after 2 years of keeping her eyes open for an opportunity to put rescued food to good use, a friend sent her details of Nourish Hub. She’s been volunteering at the hub from the start and loves the idea behind the project and how it’s growing. 

Mounira Igheldane, volunteer at Nourish Hub. Mounira is a local resident and Mum with a background in business administration. She has lived in Hammersmith and Fulham for 7 years and has never felt as close, included, and valued by people (other than family) the way her community makes her feel. She gets to meet amazing people on daily basis who help her achieve her traveling ambitions with a zero-carbon footprint thanks to the multi culturalism of the area. Mounira knew she wanted to be part of the Nourish hub project from the day she stepped into its premises over a year ago as it represented everything she values, such as generosity, togetherness and resilience.


  • Dieter Kleiner, RCKa
  • Anthony Staples, RCKa
  • Yvonne Thompson, UKHarvest
  • Clare Dawburn, Nourish Hub
  • Mounira Igheldane, Nourish Hub

Time & Place

  • Monday November 28
  • 4.00-6.00 pm
  • Nourish Hub, 1 St. Ann’s Road, Unit A, London W11 4SS

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