PLACED are a social enterprise that delivers education and engagement work, bringing people together to make better places. We engage people in design, planning and development through community consultation, engagement and education. We connect communities, decision makers, schools and businesses across the North West.

Our work includes delivering creative workshops in schools, colleges and universities. We’ve also delivered 17 PLACED holiday programmes for 650 young people. 

We believe that by giving young people an opportunity to learn about the built environment and develop their passion and talents we can help create better places together. Many of our past participants have gone on to study architecture, urban design and other built environment courses at university, and some are now starting out in their professional careers. 

Through the PLACED Academy, we now want to offer young people even greater support over a longer period, and respond to particpant’s individual needs. 

We can’t do this alone. We have the support of a wide network of Ambassadors – student and industry professionals – who are passionate about fantastic design in the built environment. 

To read more about the work of PLACED visit our website.