Botanic Concrete is a ‘potential lab’ set up by CCA that works with the users and residents of Garnethill. It aims to find out what the community wants from their area and how they feel about local issues. Working creatively and with an alternative approach, it tries to find ways of sharing and developing knowledge of this area. It works with all parts of the community – people from all cultures, ages and backgrounds – to create a truly democratic understanding of the needs and desires of the people. This includes families living in the area, the Chinese community, students of GSA and pupils from local nurseries and schools, as well as asylum seekers and refugees – a vibrant community in transit who are also users of Garnethill.