Marsden & Slaithwaite

Marsden & Slaithwaite Renaissance Project, West Yorkshire, commissioned by M&S Renaissance Town Teams / Yorkshire Forward / Kirklees Council. It is a privilege to undertake any commission where the community is the client; on the renaissance project we worked together, using the CABE Spaceshaper Engagement approach to build consensus and identify priorities for improvements. Aside from the need for major interventions to support the existing retail and visitor economies, the most powerful outcome was an online `DIY Manual’ of smaller projects which empowered the community to recruit volunteer support to deliver grass roots improvements in advance of the securing of funding allocation for strategic highways and building fabric interventions.