Community Engagement


People increasingly expect to be involved in local decisions. Good engagement with people enables great design which in turn adds immense value to any project and its end-users.

We deliver meaningful public and stakeholder engagement and consultation for built and landscape projects, encouraging active and in-depth participation with tailored formats to suit specifics. We use a friendly ‘communications-led’ approach and maintain an on-going dialogue with the client, consultees and the media throughout, so as to promote the project and greater community ownership.

We have training and experience with various socio-economic, cultural and hard-to-reach groups who use and experience landscapes in different ways. Our approach for each project may vary but has included facilitated co-design workshops, site and study tours,  exhibitions, social media, websites and questionnaires and work with a dedicated school, youth and focus groups to ensure everyone has the chance to be represented and heard.

Boston Manor Park, Hounslow

Regular community and stakeholder design and information sessions were held to guide the project development process.

Wood House Urban Park, Brent

Community design development with two Co-Design Workshops with both adult and kids sessions hosted by Erect and a follow up Public Exhibition

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Victoria Park Community Days, Ashford

A weekend of exhibition, events, stalls and activities in the park to build interest, support and ideas for the on-going design and regeneration

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Volunteering, Wetland Reserve

The design of the wetland reserve and in particular the expansion of the reed beds and Outdoor Learning Centre enabled London Wildlife Trust to

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Swanscombe Playground, Basildon

The local school children adjacent to the playground helped to shape and prioritise the refurbishment of this local playground and enjoyed the

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Faversham Recreation Ground

Three 'Come, See, Talk' events were held during the design development stage of this project to refurbish a local rec to undertsand local people's

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Live Archaeology, Worth Park

Facilitated local groups to help unearth and record Victorian gardens under supervision of the County Archaeologist. 

Party in the Park, Grosvenor and Hilbert

After involving a growing Friends Group in two years of improvements and enhancements to the park, a party was organised to celebrate completion

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