Hastings Commons is community led regeneration. Since 2014, we have brought over 8,000 square metres of floor space into custodian ownership across a whole cluster of buildings in the centre of Hastings, renovating them to a high quality, offering genuinely affordable rents, and supporting residents and businesses to collaborate and take more control of where they live and work. Through this very local work, Hastings Commons challenges traditional approaches, creating new models of ownership, management and collaboration that can inspire people far beyond the local.
Our vision is a place shaped by local people, full of community-owned vibrant spaces and homes, collaboratively managed and affordable forever.
Our mission is to grow and sustain the Hastings Commons as an asset to the local community now and for future generations. We take on challenging projects in difficult but much loved buildings. For us the people inside the buildings are as important as the buildings themselves. We aim to encourage neighbourhood transformation without losing diversity and inclusion. We take action - we revitalise spaces and bring the buildings to life for the common good. Long term ownership by the Hastings Commons Community Land Trust enables us to provide affordable spaces with security of tenure.