'Liveability' sites, Coventry
We did two projects for Coventry City Council as part of their 'Liveability' programme of improvements to sites suggested by local people.
Both are local shopping areas.
We thought it was important to provide a stronger separation between the road and pedestrian areas, and reinforced it by the use of scorched larch bollards by Chris Nangle Furniture, tree planting, and Sureset surfacing with coloured insets.
As you can see from the photos, this work has improved the environment for residents and businesses, and made the weather better.
Our work involved consultations with local people about the proposals. Including going to a Brownies session where we talked about ideas with them. They made collages as a way of thinking how the spaces might be.
We don't pretend that we incorporated all they wanted without thinking about it, and some of the suggestions that arose were not feasible to implement. But having some level of engagement with how their local environment gets shaped is a good thing for everyone.