100 years ago, poet T.S. Elliot produced his most famous piece of work. An exploration of suffering and hope - The Waste Land went on to become a widely read landmark of early modernism, but most importantly the poet created a work of great, everlasting beauty that readers continue to return to time and time again. You may wonder where this is going, but Eznat hopes to follow the great poet’s footsteps, by taking literal wasteland and turning it into something to be treasured. 

Where some see despair, there is always hope, so Eznat is appealing for photographs or reports of any tired landscapes and dilapidated buildings such as abandoned houses, industrial sites, empty pubs, offices or even doctors surgeries, that would benefit from reinvention. 
The way we live is constantly evolving and places that were formerly overrun with footfall may not necessarily see a great deal of life these days. Shops and retail sites may have been abandoned due to the increase in online shopping. Pubs and restaurants may have ceased trading because of new supermarkets and their unbeatable prices on wines and spirits. There is also the seemingly never-ending pandemic, which sadly has seen many businesses suffer and reduced footfall almost everywhere due to people feeling at their safest in their home environment. 
Take a look around the area in which you live and on your journey to work. If there’s a property which has become a blot on your landscape, please let us know. It could be a great opportunity to reimagine the space and create something that would benefit the community at large. 
Recently in Hull, shops that have been abandoned been turned into Local Authority services to provide additional support to those looking for work. Others have been utilised by creatives as hubs in which artists can convene and work alongside one another. In other areas, disused buildings have been used to create community centres and provide a lifeline to many people on the fringes of society and of course, there has been a great urgent need for space in the last two years for Covid testing sites, vaccination centres and test distribution hubs. 
The Cooperage in Grimsby is a great example of a crappy site turned good. The East Street building was variously used as a cooperage, a grain store, for the storage of barrels, and, latterly, bottled drinks products. It was built in two main phases, the single-storey wing to the south is the earliest part, built in 1902 as a coopers’ workshop. It has been transformed thanks to Eznat Architecture and SBR Refurbishment of Hull. 
You may have your own ideas as to how abandoned, dilapidated and unused sites could be renovated. Our team would love to hear, so please, get in touch, send the locations, photographs and ideas to use via social media or by email, enquiry@eznat.co.uk and we can use our technology to bring your ideas to life. 
We look forward to hearing from you. 
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