We are placemakers who appraise, hypothesise and conceptualise.
Working closely with developers, community groups, future users, and local authorities, we develop holistic propositions to demonstrate how a place can become resilient to the rapidly changing needs and trends of society, responding to the current economic context, the housing crisis, and the growing threat of climate change.
We examine the changing patterns of living, working and socialising, and explore the effects upon wellbeing and local economy. We consider the interconnectivity of community systems such as transport, trade, energy, waste and information. We test housing density, explore parking and car strategies, and the future relationship between public and private spaces. Our environmental studies examine how buildings can benefit from passive-solar principles and how public spaces can benefit from direct natural light. We demonstrate a proactive awareness of the innate need for mankind to be connected to nature.
We always respect the pragmatic constraints of any development, be it through understanding and working within planning guidelines or through considering how a new development may impact an existing nearby settlement, it’s society, economy, or the local environment and it’s ecology. Likewise, we consider the economical context of any development and strive towards ensuring that a development proves rewarding for investors, stakeholders and future users.