For more than 15 years Soundings + Fluid have been at the forefront of best-practice participatory engagement across London and the UK. Despite these uncertain and challenging times, our guiding values remain steadfast in ensuring that we can continue to champion engagement practices that are innovative, inclusive and robust.
Good Growth Fund supports Westway Community Street
12 March 2020
The Mayor and London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) have pledged £1,346,000 to support the Westway Trust’s ‘Community Street’.
Golders Green Town Centre Strategy – Adopted
28 January 2020
Last night at Barnet Council’s Housing & Growth Committee Fluid’s Golders Green Town Centre Strategy was adopted. The Growth Strategy which was also approved includes commitments to deliver against this strategy.
Homes for Londoners
14 October 2019
A good day in the midst of the massive Royal Docks where we are scripting the cultural place-making strategy. Steve joined a panel discussion on innovation and skills in the morning chaired by Jules Pipe and contributed to a roundtable discussion on community engagement. A lot of ground was covered. Steve’s notes Context – UK […]
Centre for London talk
18 July 2019
Centre for London talk Steve spent the morning yesterday at the Centre for London seminar of ‘Developing trust: public participation in London’s planning system’ where he provided a short presentation on measures needed to supplement and reset standard ‘consultation’ processes. He argued that ‘consultation’ like ‘regeneration’ and ‘affordable’ had lost their meaning and were becoming […]
12 December 2018
From all of us at Fluid and Soundings to all we have worked and collaborated with in 2018 we wish you a great break and a happy, prosperous and special 2019!
Litchfield Planning Policy Updates
05 November 2018
It was our pleasure to have Giorgio Wetzl and Tom Davies from Litchfields deliver a presentation on the recent planning policy updates in the UK for the Fluid/Soundings office on Friday 26th October 2018.
A month of summer socials!
31 July 2018
Fluid and Soundings summer picnic On Friday 20th July we hosted our annual Fluid and Soundings summer picnic in Hoxton Square, a chance to celebrate a successful start to the year and catch up with good friends. Over the afternoon and into the evening we welcomed old colleagues, friends and new additions
14 December 2017
From all of us at Fluid and Soundings to all we have worked and collaborated with we wish you a happy, prosperous and special 2018, and look forward to further projects in the New Year! Fluid
Summer Speculations – Competition winners announced
31 October 2017
One of Fluid’s key themes for the Culture Mile public realm strategy is the idea of ‘bringing the inside outside’ – transforming the streets with artistic interventions and unique events.
Leake Street Arches
29 September 2017
From time to time Fluid notices what its little sister, Soundings, has been up to. This time we noticed that the Leake Street Arches project (also known as the Banksy Tunnel), where a number of extraordinary vaults below Waterloo station have now been brought back into re-use, had a celebratory party to mark practical completion.
Haringey: The next chapter
29 September 2017
Christina gave a presentation on Wood Green Town Centre Strategy developed by Fluid for LB Haringey at the NLA on location in Haringey event 22nd September 2017.
Icon Design Trail 2017- Urban Safari
13 September 2017
Our installations for the Icon Design Trail 2017 are taking shape! They will be located on Silk Street, opposite the Barbican Centre entrance, and on W Smithfield, outside Market View, from Saturday 16th until Monday
NLA Event – Haringey: The Next Chapter
15 August 2017
Founding Director Christina Norton will be speaking in September at the NLA event ‘Haringey: The next chapter’. She will be discussing our recent project in Wood Green, where we were
appointed by the London Borough of Haringey in April 2015 to lead a team consisting of Aecom and Cushman & Wakefield to develop an Investment Framework (IF).
Culture Mile: Pop-ups & Year Here
15 August 2017
Despite the rain Fluid held a series of Culture Mile pop-ups last week with the help of the Year Here fellows. As part of their ‘bootcamp’, the Year Here fellows were introduced to the world of community engagement and placemaking through Soundings / Fluid’s work before going out to the public to get a real feel for it. Some of the fellows will be working on a Soundings project over the next couple of months.