Spaceshaper

  • Neighbourhood Planning

What is it?
• A facilitated half-day workshop to asses priorities for public space improvement;
• it measures the quality of any public space before improvement works begin, establishing agreed priorities with invited users, stakeholders and professionals;
• and delivers immediate results that can be discussed, agreed in the workshop and recorded.

What sets Spaceshaper apart?
• User friendly - it has been specifically developed for users as well as professionals.
• Flexible – easily applied to a range of project scales and environments.
• Efficient – delivers robust results within realistic and managed resource and time input.
• Auditable - clear and accountable report, illustrating agreed priorities

We think Spaceshaper is an quick and useful tool that allows a users and managers of public spaces to come together at the start of improvement projects. We have led and co-facilitated a number of workshops;

Southwark Housing Estate
Using Spaceshaper helped to resolve the conflict and apprehension that the residents felt towards the proposals for new development and green space improvement plans. The diverse resident groups and staff of the estate identified strengths and weaknesses, and set down priorities that informed the brief for the development and regeneration of the space.

Exeter Cathedral
As part of the consultation and engagement around plans for Cathedral Green in Exeter.

Burgess Park
Part of an ongoing feasibility study to regenerate and invest in Burgess Park. The Spaceshaper workshop contributed to the £6million improvement programme’s community involvement strategy.

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