When we develop our districts we want them to be the best possible places for the people living and working there. So we think about much more than just the properties, and aim to encourage activity in the spaces between the buildings, create meeting places where people feel safe, and services and features that get people talking. It’s important for us to make urban environments more human, playful, diverse and surprising. For instance, we’ve worked on lighting projects as one way to create secure, peaceful environments, and green spaces and parks as a way of promoting health and physical activity.
Another aspect of this work is bringing new qualities to the streets of these districts through art and culture. Our work with street art on both a small and large scale aims to create thriving districts and attract more people onto the streets. We want to promote a range of artistic expression in public spaces and are working with both school children and established artists.