Studio Re-inhabitation

Having worked from home for an extended period, we have really come to appreciate the advantages of working within a collaborative design studio. Some aspects are practical, such the ability to print, sketch at scale, scan and take advantage of higher internet speeds and server access, but others are more experiential. Whilst we have found many new ways to work, collaborating in the same space helps nurture a collective and interdisciplinary approach to design, and supports the sharing of knowledge, which is of particular benefit to less experienced team members.READ MORE

B Corp Annual Impact Report – 01

In July 2020, after over two decades of turning spaces into places, Planit-IE became a certified B Corp, making a formal commitment to creating a more inclusive and sustainable economy through our work. READ MORE

Stamford Quarter – a new liveable neighbourhood for Altrincham

We are delighted to announce our involvement in the regeneration of Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter. Being based in Altrincham and having played our part in the transformation of the town centre public realm over the past decade it’s clearly a project that is very close to our hearts.

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Embassy Village – A ‘Project of Pride’

We are delighted to be supporting work by the charity Embassy, to help address homelessness in central Manchester. Embassy has adopted a pioneering approach to design a self-contained village. They plan to create 40 high quality modular homes from repurposed shipping containers, to deliver a safe and welcoming community for homeless and vulnerable men. This will provide them with their own accommodation and a supportive environment, to help remove the significant barriers that many will face during the transition from life on the streets to gaining that stable foothold in our communities.

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Camley Street Regeneration

We are delighted to announce that Planit-IE is part of the FCBStudios-led team that has won the Camden Council competition for Camley Street Regeneration. Planit-IE worked alongside Architecture 00, Studio Woodroffe Papa, Buro Happold and CDRM Services to support the FCBStudios entry to secure the £136 million regeneration of two light industrial parks just north of King’s Cross.

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Carbon Calculations

As a recently certified B Corp we have joined a community of leaders, committed to using our business as a force for good. We consequently consider the environment in every decision we make. Our aim is to further show our commitment to the environment in all aspects of work we undertake.

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The Old Bank becomes B Corp Hub

We were proudly able to announce our position as a newly certified B Corp organisation in August 2020, formalising our commitment to putting people and planet above profit and using business for good. What we didn’t reveal at the time is the exciting news that the Old Bank NOMA – managed by creative studio Standard Practice – has become Manchester’s first B Corp Hub, reflecting the changing world of business and responding to the requirements of the city.

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High Street Task Force Experts

We are delighted to announce that Directors Andy Roberts and Lindsay Humblet have been appointed as High Street Task Force Experts. They will work alongside experienced professionals across a broad range of specialisms, form architecture to planning, to sustainable design, place leadership and civic engagement. The Task Force has recruited highly qualified experts from leading national bodies: Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Landscape Institute, Design Council, and the Institute of Place Management, to support transformation of our High Streets and help tackle complex barriers to change over the next 4 years.

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Parks and Prejudice

Do we give people what they want, or do we give people what we think they need?

Over the last few months in particular, there has been renewed and overdue focus on unconscious bias, particularly relating to cultural background. Many of us have been considering and educating ourselves with regard to rectifying engrained and long-standing imbalance within the society in which we live, work and serve. Dr Bridget Snaith’s ‘Green Space or White Space’ video was an eye-opening reminder of how this permeates and can be redressed within our realm of work.

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