PLACEMAKING

Our place-making team combines master planning, landscape planning and architectural solutions to build profitable and sustainable sites with long-term value. We believe in the potential of design to improve people’s lives and to work with our customers to create a meaningful, lasting environment.

Commander of the Heights Regeneration | Public Use | Castria Design

AT CASTRIA, WE BRING YOUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE TO REALITY, TAKING YOU ON THE JOURNEY OF DESIGN AND WORKING WITH YOU AT EVERY STEP ALONG THE WAY.

We build on a long-term expertise in blurring the professional boundaries of place-making, architecture, engineering and technical design, and establish innovative collaborations to help cities, individuals and design professionals deal with various scenarios and settings. Our advice focuses on design thinking and creativity, from idea phases to complicated tactics, as the main drivers of building a better environment to live, work and enjoy.

To solve the social, environmental and economic difficulties faced by cities today, we have a team of urban designers, researchers and architects with a unique mix of design, master planning, urban strategies and communication skills.

From experimental, theoretical, to practical implementation, we are constantly investigating new techniques for urban growth and regeneration. We develop a comprehensive understanding of scenario-based methods by combining practice experience with theoretical observation and concepts. We make data accessible to uncover the true psychology of the location via mapping and visual ethnography.

PLACEMAKING SERVICES

We thrive on collaboration at Castria, and master planning is the ultimate collaborative project: a fascinating mix of study, inspiration, consultation, and design with a strong focus on community development and improvement.

Whether it is a new development or a regeneration project, we have set out to unleash the potential of a site to create a place where people belong, where a sense of identity and rootedness is bound up in a place.

Our strategy is centred on developing healthy places, which means planning communities around social and environmental characteristics that support good health, such as pedestrian access, convenient transportation, and access to nature.

We deal with the wide range of restrictions and opportunities inherent in housing development design, using a systematic methodology, whether it is small rural initiatives or substantial urban revitalisation.

We have worked in both urban and sensitive rural environments, and have a high success rate in obtaining planning permission. In order to ensure a satisfactory end product, Castria monitors applications as they progress.

We aim to increase and support place-making efforts at all levels in the UK, and believe that place-making can bring positive changes to people in and around a place, as well as to the place itself.
We can offer planning and project management skills, which we have acquired alongside architectural design and technical details. The process is more efficient and less expensive because it is done in-house.

The goal of master planning is to reflect a long-term vision in a way that still enables its development and adaptability, and to provide our customers with a living document that brings their vision to life. Our master planning approach aims to provide an organisation with a future road map that will help guide and inspire the direction of travel for a given development by actively considering and questioning all elements of an environment.

Castria brings an innovative multidisciplinary approach to master planning and urban design. Our team offers strategic thinking and a holistic approach that delivers results that are fit for the future from environmental assessments to careful investigation of an organisation’s operations and delivery.

We have creative architects with extensive experience who have developed exceptional homes. The various ways in which the built environment can improve people’s lives fascinate us.

Commander of the Heights Regeneration | Public Use | Castria Design

WE UNITE CROSS-SECTOR EXPERTISE
AND MULTI-DISCIPLINARY THINKING.

Our practice is organised into multidisciplinary teams focused on producing intelligent,
innovative design solutions across an array of sectors.