We identify stakeholders, develop an engagement plan (including comms) and the tools that run alongside it to support consultations (statutory and non), review plans, develop ideas and ensure people are heard.
We have worked on markets extensively from setting them up to managing flourishing concerns on street, indoor and pop-up. We run consultations, create strategies, and review operations and policy.
We are brought in before the design and build stage on high street projects to develop options, test feasibility and develop a model that will work for local authorities, businesses and property owners.
We work on projects that activate high streets or bring buildings back into use with funds secured through HAZ, Levelling Up and other programmes including market halls, cowork and department stores.
LOCAL AUTHORITY PROJECTS
We help high streets be more resilient and create opportunities for businesses to thrive, often in places undergoing large scale change.
We build place brands and marketing campaigns and engage people with their place across a wide range of stakeholders working with local authorities, BIDs, developers. architects, urban designers and others who want to make the most of their place.
In the context of the redevelopment of Elephant and Castle Town Centre, the council commissioned a project to examine the health of businesses on nearby Walworth Road.
Walthamstow High Street was London’s first-ever Night Time Enterprise Zone. We carried out extensive engagement with businesses to understand the current and future night time economy.
A public consultation, working with the council’s Insight Team to devise a trader and customer survey, run drop-in sessions and use the response data to produce a three year strategy for five street markets.
Arup were commissioned to convene The Future of Barking Town Centre Panel, created to develop a vision for the future of the town centre to 2030.