Culture Mile Look & Feel Strategy was a finalist at the Landscape Institute Awards – 2019

Christina attended the Landscape Institute’s Annual Awards at Troxy Theatre, as guest of Arup. Our Culture Mile Look & Feel Strategy for the City of London was a finalist in the Local Landscape Planning category. Congratulations to Arup for winning two awards and to WYG group for winning for their Masterplan for Sustaining Caerphilly’s Landscape.

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Away Days

Directors recently took part in a number of forward planning away day sessions over a long week-end hosted at Steve and Christina’s place on the island of Evia in Greece. Many great ideas emerged for adding to our core offer, and we will be exploring and building further on these in the months ahead. So […]

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Golders Green Town Centre Strategy Consultation

Barnet Council appointed Fluid to develop a Town Centre Strategy for Golders Green. The purpose of the strategy is to provide a practical handbook for the council, community and partners to develop a strategic and comprehensive plan to guide improvements for Golders Green Town Centre. In developing the strategy, we have undertaken a range of […]

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Bishopsgate Goodsyard submitted for planning

Soundings director Steve McAdam said he is pleased to have played a critical role in ensuring that the revised scheme is a better match for local desires and expectations through focused consultation and engagement, and through direct conversations with the mayor and cabinet of the two boroughs involved, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. This has been […]

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Westway Co-Design Urban Strategy

We are excited to announce that we have been appointed by the Westway Trust to work with the Westway communities to agree a vision for the future. We are committed to a collaborative process to explore issues and ideas to deliver improvements in the short, medium and long term. There are no pre-fixed ideas or outcomes.

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World Town Planning Day 2018

It’s World Town Planning Day!
Since 1949 World Town Planning Day has been a special day to recognise and promote the role of planning globally and to celebrate how we shape the places where we live, work and play.
To celebrate, Fluid and Soundings have taken the time to consider the importance of planning and shaping places with communities with the statement, “We shape places with the community because…”.

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Green Sky

Steve McAdam took part in the ‘Green Sky Thinking ‘ event ‘Do Not Consult: Co-Creation in Plan Making’ hosted by Penoyre and Prasad on 17th May, 2018. Steve and three other speakers tackled the question of ‘how can the depth of co-creation, intimacy and connection

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Fluid is Recruiting

Fluid is looking for talented and motivated architects and urbanists to join our team and work on a number of exciting projects ranging from urban strategies, housing delivery, community / meanwhile projects and co design processes.

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Culture Mile Urban Safari

To celebrate the launch of the Icon Design Trail 2017 on Saturday, Fluid and the City of London Corporation held a Culture Mile Urban Safari of the Culture Mile area, starting from the Smithfield Rotunda onto Silk Street and Moor Lane, via the Culture Mile’s main spine. Along the journey we took a group of local residents to see Fluid’s Culture Mile installations and a number of the City of London’s temporary arts projects.

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Installation Day – Icon Design Trail 2017

Our Culture Mile installations were installed early on Saturday morning in time for the Icon Design Trail 2017 launch and the Culture Mile Urban Safari. Fluid have worked with the City of London Corporation and a great team to turn the project around in a very short time-scale! A massive thank you to Richard Morrell, from Bert and Morrell, for making the beautiful vinyl structures, and to Mtec for constructing the plinths and installing

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NLA Event – Haringey: The Next Chapter

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). 

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Culture Mile: Pop-ups & Year Here

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.

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