Culture is a catalyst for placemaking

If you’re a local authority, place-based partnership or other local strategic agency, embedding culture and creativity into your strategies for effective placemaking brings measurable social and economic impacts for a wide range of stakeholders.

quick wins

Our reports and toolkits gather key information about your place and its audiences to help you to make meaningful change, fast.

our four PHASE bespoke approach

We can support you from the first shoots of an idea through to implementing a strategy with insights, expertise and partnerships.

Insights and Assets

Identify, quantify and categorise what’s already happening, who’s involved, where the gaps are, and what the potential might be. We use a mix of local cultural asset and resident engagement mapping, comparator research, and strategic policy development sessions.

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Community Consultation

Understanding your community's ambitions and visitors' motivations is vital to bringing them with you on your placeshaping journey. Our people-centred approach tests out possibilities and opportunities with a wide range of local stakeholders to help inform your approach.

Strategy Development

With a solid foundation of insight and stakeholder buy-in, we can facilitate conversations to help focus priorities and objectives. Be they to shape specific creative strategies, or embed in wider policies around inclusive growth, skills and jobs development, or social integration.

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Evaluation and Impact

A strong evaluation framework will measure and articulate the cultural, social, economic and environmental outcomes of your place project. We specialise in approaches that bring sectors together, embed learnings back into your strategies, and support future collaborations.


An evolving library of insights from our cultural data and consultation experts gathers the latest in theory, development and practice.