Key Facts:Project summary: The People’s Supermarket (TPS) is a food co-operative whose aim is to provide the local community with good cheap food that is fair to consumers and producers Location: Holborn, London, UK Programme: Members structure Supermarket Initiator: Kate Bull, David Barry & Arthur-Potts Dawson Project Duration: 2 1/2 years (Opened June 2010) Lead in Time: 2 years (research and shop preparation) Site Area: Shop floor area? (takes £30,00 to stock) Client Team: The People’s Supermarket members Project Team: Initiated by three people with 100 members to begin. There are now just under 400 members. There is a working group, which manages the overall governance structure and a working group who manage the day to day running of the shop. Funding Sources: Channel 4 production team £120k, Camden Council £40K, The Esmee Sairbirn Foundation 2 years GM salary Funding Type: Grant Project Costs (Build):
- Labour (volunteers) £ N/A
- Construction Materials: £10 per sq ft.
- Water/Power connections: £350/month
- Initial stocking of shelves £3,000
- Current cost to stock shelves £30,000