Placemaking & Venue Creation
Placemaking is creating destinations by repurposing unused or derelict spaces. Through our work with creative companies such as Secret Cinema and Troubadour Theatre, we have facilitated the change of disused development land, abandoned warehouses and green field park sites into vibrant cultural spaces that attract footfall and positive economic impact to the areas and communities they are located with.
We work alongside the property owners to ensure that they can benefit from reduced maintenance and security costs, as well as reduced business rates.
We carry out full feasibility reports on potential venues that includes reviews of mains services and infrastructure, and a full overview of works that will need to be carried out to make it a suitable venue space.
We can then manage and oversee any required construction works, whilst also working the creative partner to ensure their activity is adapted for the space and secures the relevant planning & licensing permissions.
Potential placemaking opportunities can include cultural opportunities like immersive theatre shows, popup art exhibitions, temporary music venues, co-working spaces, artist studies, street food markets or even temporary housing.
Placemaking Community Engagement & Impact
Placemaking should generate a positive impact for the local community as well as providing rates relief, cost savings and positive PR for the property owners. Through our network of experts we can undertake community engagement consultations and impact studies that ensure that any placemaking opportunity is rooted in the needs of the community it’s designed to serve.
Once opened, we can generate studies that help quantify the economic and social impact on the local area to validate the project’s success.