Strong communities are built on their heritage, traditions and industries. As new ways of living and working evolve in response to rapid social or technological changes, our connections to shared cultural identity can come under pressure. But new development can be a catalyst for renewed connection to place, giving us the opportunity to create and nurture new relationships with our surroundings.
shedkm believe in the power of culture to create stronger and more cohesive communities. Culture provides people with ways to explore, celebrate and create shared experiences, bringing depth and meaning to their experience of a place. The combined assets of heritage, people, buildings and landscape can create a renewed sense of belonging. Whether working on stand-alone new builds or the refurbishment of historic or beloved sites, our approach to cultural buildings has always been to put them at the heart of community and placemaking.
Cultural activity is an enriching experience in itself but also adds social and economic value, creating the right conditions for innovation, regeneration and the development of local skills and talent. We start by identifying what is unique or of special value to a location, and look at what can be nurtured by design, with buildings and spaces that support and strengthen community through rich, varied and inclusive programming.