We are an independent consultancy of urban designers working to create robust and imaginative contributions to the built environment.

We develop responsive masterplans and visions for urban areas with a strong public conscience.

We aim to create distinctive places of exceptional quality through a socially engaged design process.

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We are an independent consultancy of urban designers working to create robust and imaginative contributions to the built environment.

We develop responsive masterplans and visions for urban areas with a strong public conscience.

We aim to create distinctive places of exceptional quality through a socially engaged design process.


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︎    Our Projects

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Sleaford Masterplan


Client:      North Kesteven District Council

Partners:    Steer, Urban Shape

Status:      Completed 2022


Town centre masterplan investigating the area’s vitality in light of the impact of COVID-19 and background trends since 2011; and update the original masterplan in response to these changes. The team translated the thorough baseline appraisal findings into a new masterplan by establishing a new vision and overarching design themes which set the direction for sustainable growth and change. We then identified a project bank of specific regeneration interventions and finally developed concepts and design principles for twelve of the most critical development sites in the town centre. 

Mayflower Quarter


Client:      Southampton CC

Partners:    Tonkin Liu, Steer, Waterman, Urban Shape, Edge Consulting

Status:      Completed 2021


A masterplan for a large 82ha city-centre site within Southampton. The project included spatial analysis, extensive stakeholder engagement, development of a vision, and production of a masterplan and associated design guidance to guide the transformation of the area into a leading sustainable quarter.

Redditch Town Centre


Client:      NWedr

Partners:    Steer, PRD, Waterman

Status:      Completed 2021


A masterplan and capacity study for several sites within a town centre suffering from poor activation and connectivity. We built on an existing vision, set by a town board partnership, translating objectives into new spatial requirements.
Our approach to the physical regeneration of the area focused on a series of placemaking principles, aimed at re-establishing pedestrian permeability, maximising the sustainability potential of the new developments, densifying the town centre, and providing a robust civic infrastructure.

Bromsgrove Town Centre


Client:      NWedr

Partners:    Steer, PRD

Status:      Completed 2020


Innovative thinking for two key sites in Bromsgrove town centre. We developed regeneration proposals to secure social and economic resilience in the context of the covid-19 pandemic. We proposed a range of uses to encourage new businesses and increase dwell time, through public realm enhancements and meanwhile uses. Our proposals combined commercially viable options while fulfilling a place-making ambition for a sustainable, vibrant and viable town centre.

Viinikanlahti Reflections


Client:      City of Tampere 

Partners:    Jas Bhalla Architects, Expedition, Steer

Status:      Completed 2020


Competition entry for an area of 40 ha in the centre of Tampere, Finland. Our exciting approach proposed a new neighbourhood built around the principles of integration, sustainable urbanism, and quality of place. We used the concept of ‘reflection’, echoing the lakes edge; an image of Tampere reflected back on itself (the concept sketch alongside illustrates our vision for the site). We propose a new neighbourhood that follows the logic and structure of the existing city, while providing a greener, energetic and sustainable district. Our masterplan seeks a conversation with the city centre, creating a highly accessible neighbourhood that addresses the historic disconnection and provides high-quality public realm and community facilities for the city.