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              Projects - architecture and planning practice


We are working with the Creative Coop on a community project to map the area of St Botolphs in our home town of Colchester. A key area in the town centre, St Botolphs is earmarked for significant change over the next decade, and this project aims to support and constructively challenge the evolving plans.

With funding from Portas Pilots High Streets fund, the Creative Coop commissioned us to undertake a detailed social, economic and cultural mapping of the area, and a series of drawings to reveal some of the hidden character of the area with fresh eyes. In addition, we will be supporting the Coop to deliver a series of workshops to take place in a year-long occupation of a disused Waiting Room and a booklet that will contain an atlas of the area and DIY activities for the local community, to inform the regeneration of the area.