Westminster City Council
Yoo Capital and All Soul’s Church have formed a partnership to redevelop St Paul’s Church on Robert Adam Street and turn it into a community beacon for Marylebone, with a new church and community space, and office space for commercial let, providing a long-term income stream for the church.
The consultation for this project has adapted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For Yoo Capital and the in–common projects, it has been important to ensure that consultation is meaningful and that conversations are still had despite the need to social distance.
During the weeks of lockdown, individual and small group meetings were held via videocall with local stakeholders. This allowed Yoo Capital to introduce themselves and the project and develop relationships despite not being able to meet in person. As lockdown eases, the consultation will move to a combination of in person and virtual meetings. While digital innovations help us reach more people than ever before, nothing can replace a real conversation.