Culture + Community

Successful spaces bring people together, creating communities with a common purpose.

Community centres, GP surgeries, shops, leisure and cultural facilities are all vital elements of local development. They unlock social value – making a measureable difference to people’s health, wellbeing and economic prosperity.

The spaces between buildings matter too. Our public realm glues these elements of a community together, providing spaces to share experiences and to play. They keep us safe. Make us look up. Help us feel well.

We approach community projects holistically – combining our health and education, hospitality and leisure, and residential expertise – to create places which deliver more than the sum of their parts.

By actively listening and engaging, we get to grips with the needs of community and client – be that a local authority or a commercial developer.

We deliver developments that make a measureable difference to the people who matter most: the people who make this place their home.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Refurbishing and repurposing buildings
  • Repeatable schools
  • Preparatory schools
  • Independent schools
  • Schools within sensitive settings
  • Boarding accommodation
  • SEN schools and inclusive learning environments
  • Early years, nursery and primary schools
  • Secondary, UTCs and further education colleges
  • Modern methods of construction
  • Super graphics
  • Masterplans

Our Culture + Community projects

Related insights + news

News | 17th November 2022

An inspiring new home for Getaway Girls

Getaway Girls believes that all young women and girls in Leeds should lead safe, healthy and fulfilled lives – whatever difficulties they’ve faced. In just a couple of weeks, volunteers created a new home for Getaway Girls – turning an empty patch of land into a nurturing, purposeful space. Getaway Girls has already transformed so […]

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News | 1st August 2022

ADP Volunteering Design Services for New Women’s Centre

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be supporting the design of a new home for Getaway Girls, a charity for women and girls in Leeds.

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Insights | 25th October 2021

Building Up to COP26

Climate change is part of our daily awareness. We’re all faced with choices on how we can do our bit. But what about the bigger picture?

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Lead contacts

Wayne Dobbins

— Director
Wayne Dobbins

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  • Telephone: 01865 248045
Liz Jarrett

— Director
Liz Jarrett

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  • Telephone: 0207 089 1720

Our Culture + Community Clients

  • Cambridge City Council
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Science Oxford
  • The Oxford Trust
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Falkirk Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Lewes District Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Wallingford Town Council
  • CLEAR Futures