We prepare incisive analysis to support clear-eyed understanding of places and people.

Our multi-disciplinary team of researchers in the Urban Research Unit contribute to all strands of our work by providing considered and thorough intelligence. Our research spans a diverse range of projects using observation, mapping, engagement, surveys, audits and data analysis.

We have explored many topics, and have developed particular expertise relating to social value, high streets, local economies, industry and culture.

Selected Clients

Greater London Authority
West Midlands Combined Authority
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
London Borough of Bexley
London Borough of Brent
London Borough of Croydon
London Borough of Lambeth
London Borough of Newham
London Borough of Wandsworth
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London Legacy Development Corporation
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Arts Council England
British Council
Local Government Association
South East Local Enterprise Partnership
Coventry City of Culture Trust
“This guidance will help to support the implementation of ambitious, innovative and fresh strategies so our high streets and town centres not only adapt and survive but thrive.”
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, on High Streets & Town Centres Adaptive Strategies