Masterplanning involves strategic, long-term planning. The idea is to unify the local context with a vision of a site’s future potential.
Our starting point is place-making: creating pedestrian spaces and routes that are a delight for people to use.
Environmental factors shape our designs from the outset. We encourage public transport, walking and cycling, and mitigate the impact of vehicles.
Our masterplanning process begins by analysing the site, its opportunities and constraints, and understanding the economic potential that the masterplan could unlock.
Engagement with the local community is crucial. We explore the cultural and social context, consult people on our analysis, and then discuss the emerging ideas.
The resultant masterplan will be aspirational, bringing joy and wellbeing to the community it serves. It will provide the technical detail that unifies transportation, environment and infrastructure, and establishes a flexible, achievable vision for the future.
Insights | 6th January 2021
Our SBE Toolkit measures sustainability, belonging and engagement in spaces – from office blocks to primary schools.
Insights | 15th October 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges – and not only the obvious issues of health and wellbeing. Phrases like social distancing, self-isolation and lockdown have become part of the pandemic lexicon, and they reflect new spatial, physical and psychological relationships
that we need to consider and design for.