Category Archives: Strategic Planning

Tomorrow’s High Street

The Tomorrow’s High Street project created a provocative vision for Sheffield’s city centre to celebrate its long linear historical route between Moorfoot and the Wicker Arches.

Friends of SADACCA

Reinvigorating and generating excitement for the future vision of a pillar in the community.

Kelham Together

Generating discussion about the future of Kelham through phased interventions.

Cohousing Futures

Collaboratively designing homes with a cohousing community in Sheffield.

The Bridge Community Hub

Year | 2019 Location | The Bridge Community Hub, Kirklees, UK Clients | Lawrence Dodd, The Bridge Community Hub The Bridge Community Hub initially approached Live Projects to examine how green spaces could be used for better youth provision. A reduction in services, partly related to austerity, was beginning to […]

Walkley Vision

Walkley Vision had three clients: Walkley Community Centre, Walkley Carnegie Library and the wider community. We were tasked with better connecting the various community assets, businesses and volunteers in the area as well as providing some organisation specific outcomes.

Live Well

Working with South Yorkshire Housing Association to understand and improve their Live Well properties.

Crucible Alive

The Crucible was a product of rampant post-war construction and the adventurous spirit that gave rise to new styles of architecture which were previously inconceivable. The theatre evolved into a landmark with its signature brutalist style and then newly envisioned thrust stage, making it one of the most influential and distinguished examples of its period, justifying its listed status.

Cuthbert Bank

A process for the improvement of one of SYHA's supported accommodation sites for homeless families in Sheffield.

Pipworth Green

Pipworth Green Live Project was based at Pipworth Community Primary School in Manor, Sheffield. The original project brief was to take a holistic overview of the school’s existing playground spaces, and consider means for providing the schoolchildren with safe access to an existing astro-turf MUGA (multi-use games area) on the adjacent recreation ground – Pipworth Green.

A Community Endeavour

A future vision for the redevelopment of Endeavour.

Future Forests

Presenting pathways to creating a thriving woodland hub that embodies Ruskin’s ideals in the 21st century.

A New Home For Paces

A vision for the future. A sense of togetherness. A new home for Paces.

People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor

Year | 2018 Location | Pitsmoor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor is a grass roots community group, whose goal is to transform a local derelict set of buildings into a thriving hub for the community. The buildings comprise of a set of old […]

The Ingle Way

The project aims to create a route which encapsulates the life, values and teachings of Brendan Ingle and use these to inspire and engage the local community of Wincobank.

Glossop: Connect

Year | 2018 Location | Glossop, Derbyshire Clients |  Victoria Arts Centre, High Peak Borough Council Glossop is a market town on the edge of the Peak District with a rich cultural history and home to a large range of creative professionals. The Glossop:Connect Live Project was conceived […]

Brookfields Park

The next step in the regeneration of Brookfields Park, a young and vibrant landscape on the old site of Manvers Main Colliery

Umbrella Factory 2017

  Year | 2017 Location | Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Theatre Deli Live Projects 2017 + Theatre Deli presents The Umbrella Factory, a playful, cross-disciplinary project exploring the links between drama and space, through the medium of immersive theatre. We are proud to have been working with […]

Wild WEB Live Project

A collaboration with the Wild WEB project; Idle Valley Nature Reserve’s development plan for opening up to a wider range of user groups as well as to better provide for the people who already use and care for the reserve; their large volunteer base, nature enthusiasts, and educational programmes.

The Great Pier

Designed and facilitated a new and exciting installation for the Castlegate site that will allow the public to view the archaeological dig for Sheffield Castle.

Made In Brussels

Intensifying Industry on three sites in Brussels by 200%

Moorfoot Link

Year | 2017 Location | Moorfoot, Sheffield Client |  The Labour Party Planning Policy  The reestablishment of a direct link between London Road to The Moor has been discussed for a number of years, with no concrete plans being formed.  The site is divided by Sheffield’s inner ring road, and currently […]

CRBC Live

Re-envisioning and facilitating the future of Cemetery Road Baptist Church.

PenistoneLIVE!

Year | 2017 Location | Penistone, South Yorkshire Client | Fiona O’Brien and Stephen Miller, Barnsley Council Penistone is a small market town in South Yorkshire, not far from Barnsley, Sheffield and Huddersfield, that is currently underused and threatened by economic decline. Working with the local […]

Glodwick Pool

The brief was to imagine a future for the pool, and re-invigorate it as a sporting and community hub. The Trust’s holistic ambition aims to cater to people of all ages and abilities, supporting the community’s most vulnerable members. This vision however, is hampered by the restrictive existing plan and difficulties involved in adapting a former swimming pool to serve up a more diverse programme.
Although the vision for the site is a radical departure from its initial scope, we have endeavoured to ensure viability on the tight budget. The hub brings not only added social value, but also becomes a more appealing offering to the staff at nearby healthcare sites. Spatial flexibility means conferences and larger public events are easily catered for, diversifying the revenue stream. The final vision is organised around a community core that will catalyse the project’s sustainability and viability.

Apiary In The Woods

'Apiary In The Woods' is a collaborative project with the Sheffield Beekeepers Association (SBKA) that aims at the development of the Ecclessal Village to suit the requirements of the SBKA.

The Future - expanding the facilities and services

St Wilfrid’s Village

Year | 2016 Location | Sheffield, UK Client | St Wilfrid’s Centre St Wilfrid’s is a day centre for vulnerable adults, opened five days a week, providing assistance to 50 individuals each day. Various services, such as welfare and personal development, alongside a range of activities are delivered by a team […]

Re-Making Gainsborough

Year | 2016 Location | Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Client |  West Lindsey District Council Re-Making Gainsborough is a project that works in partnership with West Lindsey Council to explore the regeneration of the market town. Located on the bank of the river Trent, Gainsborough has a culturally and […]

Revealing the Castle

The brief was to not only conserve the physical and historical fabric of Castlegate, but to build on these stories to propose a stimulating vision for the currently purposeless site.

The Vestry Hall

Establishing a step-by-step guide to help ensure the longevity, and continued success, of the Israac Somali Community Association.

RUSS Self Build

Research and design of construction methods for self build mass housing

EHR//LIVE

Elsecar Heritage Railway is a not-for profit charitable organisation that runs and restores heritage locomotives along The Coalfield Line in the Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire.

Ingle Gym Mural by Kid Acne

Ingle Gym

Providing architecture which matches the social and sporting legacy of Ingle Gym.

The Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

The ongoing endeavor to develop and enhance the adventure playground for the local community of Pitsmoor.

Incredible Northern Greenhouse

The Incredible Northern Greenhouse Live Project is a strategic exploration into how sustainable food initiatives could be connected across the North of England.

Otley Vision

Working towards a sustainable and appropriate future development of the small market town of Otley through raising the community's aspirations for brownfield site, mixed use development within the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Hemingfield Colliery Project

An investigation into possible future uses for a historic colliery site in South Yorkshire.

Vision 3

Wickersley Park

Involving locals in the transformation of their park into an asset for the community

Participation event in Blackburn

[re]create Blackburn

Designing for the implementation of a 'Fab lab' in Blackburn Town Centre.

The Inman Initiative

A proposal to develop the Inman Pavilion from a dated community centre into a flexible and energy-efficient building.

Sheffield Ski Village

Exploring the potential futures of the derelict Sheffield Ski Village and its role within the wider community.

Contents: Design Toolkit, Spatial Development Toolkit, Resident Engagement Card Game, Sheffield Care Actitiy Network, Sheffcare Activity Network and Darnall Activity Network

Sheffield Care Communities

Considering quality, design and community links in residential care homes of Sheffield.

Forkhill Barracks

Development of ideas for a former barracks site in Northern Ireland

Panga Chumvi

Strategies for a sustainable eco-tourist resort in Zanzibar

York Park & Ride

Re-imagining the Park & Rides of York city.

A Second Tower For Blackpool

Blackpool, Bond Street

Investigating the socio-political and economic issues of Blackpool's Bond Street.

School consultation

Wallingfen Way

Replacing a scar in the landscape (the B1230 road to Hull) by reclaiming it for the rural community.

Accrington Town Centre

Imaginative strategic proposals for regenerating Accrington's town centre.

Sustainable Tourism

New cycling facilities for the Saw Mill site in Ecclesall Woods.

Re:Thinking Endcliffe Park

Ideas to rejuvenate one of Sheffield's most popular parks.

The Woodland Experience

Exploring the future of the Ecclesall Sawmill site through masterplanning exercises and the building of timber structures on site.

Gell Street/Springfield School

Design suggestions for Gell Street Park that borders Springfield School.

South Yorkshire National Park

A study that proposes a new county wide National Park.

Multi Purpose Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The 4th stage in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens restoration strategy.

Castlegate

Alternative proposals to EDAW's Castlegate Market Masterplan.

A Vision for Parkwood Springs

A strategic vision for a new urban park in Sheffield.

Foxhill – A Community Study

Year | 2001 Location | Foxhill, Sheffield, UK Client | SOAR with Miranda Plowden The main body of the project involved the formation of student led design proposals, which were presented to various community members and members of SOAR and informed the final neighbourhood strategy. During the […]

Busk Meadows Park, Shirecliffe

A project focusing on the Busk Meadows Park in Shirecliffe, Sheffield, investigating the possibilities for regeneration of the park and employing community participation methods. Part of the SOAR Regeneration Framework.

Parson Cross High Street

Proposals for the development of a High Street and community centre at Parson Cross, Sheffield. Part of SOAR Regeneration Framework.

A Green Ribbon

A vision for the re-development of Colley and Longley Park, Sheffield. Part of the SOAR Framework live projects series