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Vibrant public spaces are vital for communities to thrive and we understand the importance of placemaking as a catalyst for urban regeneration and sustainable development. Well-designed public squares, parks, transport hubs and streetscapes give neighbourhoods a unique identity, encourage social connection and foster a genuine sense of well-being. Establishing the right conditions for spaces and streets to flourish is the key to developing places in which people want to live, work and enjoy.

BWB's multi-disciplinary teams work creatively and collaboratively with architects, developers and the local community, providing technical expertise and innovative solutions for placemaking projects nationwide. Our input at the concept stages of masterplanning will not just ensure the client's vision is deliverable, but can truly add value by identifying fresh opportunities for a site to reach its full potential.

Our input can help avoid problems such as traffic-dominated streets, fear of crime, little-used parks and underperforming development schemes by considering each place in its entirety. Identifying and addressing these issues in the early stages can help speed up the design process and result in both time and cost-savings for our clients.

We can transform constraints into features, ensure the most is made of the site's available space and come up with design ideas to enhance a project's sustainability credentials. We understand the intrinsic link between people, movement, development, economics and place to help deliver public spaces that work for both the end-user and our clients.

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