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Spaceshaper in action

Since the tool was launched in February 2007, over 300 facilitators have been trained and 200 Spaceshaper workshops have taken place around the country. Read the examples below to see what difference Spaceshaper has made to 20 projects.

Berners Street playground, Wakefield, West Yorkshire (PDF)

Involving young people in developing plans to transform a run-down playground.

Daisy Fields, Tilbury, Essex (PDF)

Giving young people with disabilities their voice on additional improvements to a play space.

Ellacombe Road, Torquay, Devon (PDF)

Helping to define a new future for a traffic-blighted street.

Erdington Church Square, Birmingham (PDF)

Spaceshaper generates inspiration for a run-down square.

Fortune Green, West Hampstead, London (PDF)

Young people discover ways to improve a valuable West Hampstead park.

Frogmoor, High Wycombe (PDF)

Spaceshaper balances the disparate views on how a space could be improved.

Hunstanton Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk (PDF)

Creating a year-round attraction for visitors and residents alike.

Iden Road, Coventry (PDF)

Stimulating new ideas for a Coventry cul-de-sac.

Marsden Village Centre, West Yorkshire (PDF)

Spaceshaper helps deliver a facelift for the centre of a village.

Moston Brook, Oldham, Greater Manchester (PDF)

Spaceshaper establishes the priorities for a patchwork of green spaces.

Newstead Green, Newstead, Nottinghamshire (PDF)

Spaceshaper helps a community win funding to improve their space.

Redcross Way, Southwark, London (PDF)

Spaceshaper kickstarts a project and brings people together to discuss improving their street.

Sandhills, Swadlincote, Derbyshire (PDF)

Spaceshaper helped local people set priorities for their valuable recreation space.

Stenner Woods/Millgate Fields, Didsbury (PDF)

Evidence from Spaceshaper supports a winning bid for funding.

St James Park, Southampton (PDF)

Spaceshaper delivers the evidence for a successful £1.5million funding bid for a neighbourhood park.

St Lawrence Park, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne (PDF)

Spaceshaper helps create a successful new play area in an inner urban park.

Swalwell Park, Swalwell, Gateshead (PDF)

Spaceshaper sparks great ideas and big changes to a neglected park.

The Triangle, Cinderford, Gloucestershire (PDF)

Children’s views lead the ideas for improving a streetscape.

Spaceshaper in Burgess Park, London

Using Spaceshaper to find out how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experience public spaces differently to non-LGBT users.

Friary Estate, Southwark, London

Residents on a large housing estate in North Peckham used Spaceshaper to decide how to allocate £60,000 of Cleaner Greener Safer Communities funding.