How we can help

& Services


This Must Be The Place is an interdisciplinary Placemaking consultancy. We bring together extensive design, event, brand activation, marketing, comms and property experience to each project.

We provide tailored Placemaking services that support innovative developers, landlords, local authorities and BIDs to achieve their ambitions to create and sustain places where communities flourish and people thrive, whilst fulfilling their obligations.

We specialise in Place, Catalyst and Meanwhile strategies and their implementation - off setting costs and generating revenues for our clients through considered programming, curated partnerships and the commercial management of spaces. 

We also curate cultural programmes, create brand platforms and identities, write and facilitate workshops and design charrettes, commission participatory art installations, run community engagements and deliver engaging event programmes. 

Being part of the Vibration Group we have direct access to a host of industry leading services and people, giving us a considerable advantage over our peers in that we can seamlessly execute and manage the strategies we create. 

We work closely with Vibration Group companies such as Broadwick Live, Broadwick Venues and Venue Lab to maximise the commercial and cultural opportunities at the places we work on.



Place Platforms (visions, pillars, principles etc)

Catalyst & Meanwhile

Commercial Placemaking

Culture & Content

Leasing & Partnerships

Brand Vision & Messaging

Marketing & Brand Comms

Public Realm Design & Activation

Commercial, Cultural & Tactical

Partner / tenant identification, recruitment & management

Funding and sponsorship


Critical friend (assess / test / stretch)

 Design & Production

Event production & management

Art direction & graphic design

Brand comms (films, printed materials, websites, social media assets)

On-site branding and enlivenment (hoarding, way-finding, entrances, art installations)

commercial placemaking & Meanwhile Activation

Opportunity identification & development

Asset & catalyst development & preparation

Licensing, planning & legals

Partner / Tenant recruitment & management

Site / venue preparations

Asset / venue / estate management

Content curation, creation & activation

Event production & management

Commercial opportunity development, sales & activation

Development of temporary leases into permanent tenancies

Revenue generation & off-setting costs


Community engagement (consultations, events and activities)

Design Charrettes & Workshops

Experience design & facilitation

Production & management

Capturing & reporting

Research & Reporting

Stakeholder & community engagement (interviews, workshops, participatory exercises)

Information harvesting

Desk, local & on-site research

Written & visual reports

Production of reporting assets (films, books)

Heritage & futures

Site tours

Place briefings

Marketing & Brand Comms

Art Direction & graphic design

Brand Identity & assets

Tone of Voice & Messaging

Web design & social media assets

Video & online content

On-site Presence (hoarding, entrances, signage, way-finding)

Content & Programming

Content creation & curation

Art curation, programming & management

Event creation, design & curation

Event production & management

S.T.E.A.M inspired family events

Community events

Digital art curation

Art & culture events (ticketed & free)

Commercial content

Venue & catalyst development, Preparation & Management

Commercial management

Temporary & permanent leases

Marketing & sales


Event production