Fathom Architects


The Department of Digital Futures

The team at Fathom were challenged by Property Week to propose a sustainable concept for redundant department stores across the UK. Tapping into our research on future retail and incubator models, we created The Department of Digital Futures to level the playing field for opportunity between regions.

Acting as a regional hub for digital innovation and collaboration, tech-enabled facilities including AI, VR and rapid prototyping – as well as recording studios for music, radio or podcasting – could support local schools, businesses and entrepreneurs.

Facilitated by collaborative workspace, last mile logistics and a curated platform of cultural and retail activity, The Department of Digital Futures has the potential to re-engage a wide audience with their local high street.

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