The heart and soul of the Practice was founded in its community focused work. This legacy continues today with our involvement on a broad range of projects through which we hope to support others in a collective endeavour for a better society. Our commitment to a collaborative approach and genuine ambition to capture the identity of a community and foster belonging runs as a thread through all our work. Throughout the Marsden & Slaithwaite Renaissance projects, the community was the client. We worked together closely to build consensus and identify priorities for village improvements; a key outcome of which was an online ‘DIY manual’ of grass-roots projects.