Animating Spaces


Designed and built by William Goodchild between 1934 and 1935, The Quadrant is an Art Deco shopping arcade, built in a period of Romford’s history in which the town was a significant shopping hub in the South East of England.

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Take A Walk On The Wild Side

‘Take A Walk On The Wild Side’ was a partnership project with The Brewery Shopping Centre that was designed to educate the local community about endangered and protected species

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New Town Sounds

Taking inspiration from the rich, musical heritage of Basildon, ‘New Town Sounds’ was an exciting, all day event that took place across Basildon Town Centre to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Culture Club

The project primarily focused in and around the vicinity of East Square, Basildon and acted as a testbed for future placemaking and cultural content, whilst providing a platform to local creatives as well as those from further afield. Through a series of interventions, that included indoor and outdoor cultural activity, street art, workshops, consultation, meanwhile…

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Colour in Romford

Funded by the GLA and in collaboration with Havering Council the first round of murals were installed in 2016, on four large-scale sites, located centrally on the main, yet neglected high street. Things Made Public turned to the local community and launched an open competition, inviting the public to create and submit the designs that…

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The Retailery

Made possible with funding from the Mayor of London High Street Fund, The Retailery was an ever evolving space that put the community first. It gave local performers and artists a platform from which to showcase their talents, residents a place to socialise and unwind whilst entrepreneurs had a safe space to build their enterprises….

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