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Turner Prize Nomination given to Community Regeneration Project in Toxteth | LSRadio - Liverpool Student Radio
Cairns Street in Toxteth, which Assemble have helped to transform after decades of 'managed decline'. Photo Credit: Andrew Teebay/Liverpool Echo After fears of demolition, residents of Granby Four Streets in Toxteth came together to regenerate their area, forming a Community Land Trust and collaborating with Steinbeck Studios and the London-based artists' Assemble to create a sustainable development for their area. The project has been nominated for this year's Turner Prize, and could win the big prize of £25k through it's joining of art and architecture. Erika Rushton, Chair of Granby Four Streets CLT said, "That was such a surprise. Everyone's joining in with the success now but it has been a long, hard struggle to get here." With more than 100 people on the waiting list for Housing Association homes in the area, Granby Street also holds it's own market every month, which Erika believes has helped keep the small community together. Michael, another CLT member grew up on a nearby