We pinpoint the defining characteristics of each specific place – uncovering what already makes it great, highlighting where there is room for improvement, and acknowledging potential challenges and constraints. We then devise a detailed plan of how these can be translated into spatial, social, environmental, and economic opportunities that will improve people’s lives. Our work results in the creation of truly people friendly places - somewhere attractive, healthy and happy to live and work, and which invites outside interest and investment.
We drive our expertise into actioning urban repair – finding ways to enhance the most positive characteristics of existing environments, and introducing new ideas to overcome their limitations. Key to this is collaboration and engagement with communities, providing an active education in the design process in order to build a strong sense of identity and renewed pride of place.
The effectiveness of our approach is demonstrated by the following case studies and projects:
A vision for Swanley and Hextable, Kent
Romford Development Framework
Winchester Station Approach Masterplan
Urban Design Support, Bracknell
Bolsover Public Land Disposal strategy
Kingston HRA Sites Feasibility Studies
Central Bedfordshire Character Study