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Clients: Havering Changing 

Budget: Under 5k  

Challenges: Engaging local communities in their
urban and domestic environments during the Covid Lockdown. This was part of a ‘Bird Box’ creative initiative led by our partners the NO Collective to get people creative, engaged and inspired during the tough times of lockdown whilst most people were confined to their homes and immediate surroundings. Our homes and towns matter to our health & well-being more than we know. With this publication we were able to reach people who might not have access to the arts, or design culture to improve that health & well-being in small ways inside and outside their homes.

Services Include:

Creative publication & activities 

Urban design educational video 

Meaningful Community Consultation  

Platforms, Romford

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Clients: London Borough of Havering/ Things Made Public

Budget: Circa 10K  

Stages: 3  

Challenges: Limited time; small budget and big aspirations; technical input into design needed

Status: Our design advice and guidance allowed Made Public to push forward and realise simple mobile platforms that worked with their budget and range of events planned, whilst ensuring that statutory requirements were taken into account. Final design were produced by Kevin Smeeing of Made Public.

Services Include:

Urban Analysis and site finding 

 Concept design advice 

 Guidance on statutory requirements  

Masterplanning Workshops, The Mercury Mall, Romford

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Clients: The Mercury Mall 

Budget: Circa 5K   

Challenges: Engaging young people in design, sustainability and the urban environment . We worked with our partners to devise a series of workshops to work with young people (ages 11 – 21) to give insights into the challenges faced by designers and planners when creating sustainable places. The workshop culminated in a masterplanning ‘competition’ to redesign the area around the mall. Teams were judged on sustainable design principles and creativity. We were given a run for our money!

Services Include:

Educational workshop planning 

Youth Engagement 

Meaningful Community Consultation  

Besson Street Temporary Market Vision & Our New Cross Vision, New Cross

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Clients: Hatcham Community Builders CIC & Our New Cross Neighbourhood Forum 

Budget: Crowd Funded  

Stages: 0 – 2  

Challenges: Building consensus and developing viable strategies

Status: We were able to put forward a strong vision for New Cross and the ideas have had a lasting legacy with local planning groups and policies.

Services Include:

Urban Analysis 

Meanwhile Space Design 

Bid Applications 

Community Consultation  

Pause Points, The Mercury Mall, Romford

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Clients: The Mercury Mall 

Budget: Circa 20K  

Stages: 1 – 7  

Challenges: A large space and a limited budge to make an impact on the Mall’s environment whilst prioritising our client’s inclusivity aims. 

Status: We undertook a strategic urban design assessment before locating the seating areas in what would be the most effective points for access and impact. We proposed a concept of ‘Sensory Pause Points’ which would work with the Mall’s brand as a community-focused and inclusive environment which could be implemented in 2 phases. The Mall has now completed Phase 1 of the Pause Points which incorporate sensory design with emphasis on accessibility for those with special needs.

Services Include:

Commercial Furniture specification and sourcing
Strategic Retail design
Sensory Design

Urban Boardwalk, Colliers Wood

Portfolios

Clients: Mayor of London/ RIBA/ RTPI 

Budget: N/A  

Stages: 1 – 2  

Challenges: Ideas competition to
get London thinking about it’s forgotten spaces; this site is a dis-used section of the River Graveney 

Status: We were pleased to be short-listed out of hundred of entries and we hope to get some of the ideas explored made into reality. Read more about the event and petcha kucha presentation on our blog. You can read more about this and the other finalists on the Londonist and Architect’s Journal websites.

– Competition Finalist

Services Include:

Site finding & analysis

Concept Design

Retailery, Romford

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Clients: London Borough of Havering/ Things Made Public 

Budget: Circa 100K  

Stages: 1 – 2  

Challenges: Tight programme and a dingy nightclub to re-invent on a relatively small budget for the size 

Status: With our design and spatial input, Made Public were able to develop proposals and are successfully running the Retailery as on of Romford’s most vibrant local venues for start-up businesses and the community.

Services Include:

Interior refurbishment 

Layout design 

Brief development 

Longfellow Road

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Budget: circa £50K

Stages: 0 – 7 

Challenges: An ambitious project on an extremely tight budget to
transform a Victorian Terrace with a downstairs bathroom into a modern & stylish family home – whilst using the existing long plan without extending!   

Status: In Progress

Services include:

Full internal renovation with Interior Design 

Statutory approvals 

Bespoke design and project planning  

Clive Road, London

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Budget: circa £100K

Stages: 0 – 4 

Challenges: Planning and CIL complexities to be navigated;
existing building limitations 

Status: In occupation

Services include:

Residential extension & rennovation 

Planning approvals 

Technical Design & Building Control approval

Casa Dulja

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Budget: circa £100K

Stages: 0 – 7 

Challenges: Tight budget; tricky sloped site; self-build scheme  

Status: In occupation

Services include:

New-build residential project planning 

Bespoke design 

Statutory approvals & permissions in Spain