Kingston International Film Festival returns for a second year

Last night we celebrated the return of KIFF – an international film festival in Kingston-Upon Thames that has a laser focus on creating opportunities for independent film makers. Local voices and leading figures in the British film industry came together, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Director and Festival Patron Mike Newell,  to […]

UKREiiF 2023, day 2

The sun was shining down in Leeds for day 2 of UKREiiF 2023 – but the spotlight was very much on the West Midlands Combined Authority and Stockport MDC. Hot on the heels of April’s Deeper Devolution Deal Announcement, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) this week announced a £2bn strategic partnership with SEGRO plc […]

UKREiiF 2023, day 1

Tuesday was a phenomenal first day at this year’s UKREiiF, as the best and brightest of Britain’s built environment descended on Leeds. Behavioural changes, the drive towards net-zero and a potential renaissance in UK life sciences and tech underpin the current state of play, said The Times’ Oliver Shah during his opening keynote. “The essence of what the UK […]

Stakeholder and community engagement for large-scale urban regeneration in South London

This spring we worked with Countryside and MTVH to produce a magazine for the residents of the Clapham Park estate in South West London. The regeneration scheme between Clapham and Brixton, will deliver 2,482 homes, of which 53% will be affordable.  £1m is being deployed for placemaking and community building, to fund initiatives that bring the community together. In addition to the magazine, we […]

Grayson Place town centre development in Nuneaton launches

Grayson Place, a new £68m major town centre development has launched in Nuneaton. Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, with strategic development partners, Queensberry are transforming a 2.3-hectare mixed-use development in Abbey Street into the new culture and leisure destination for Nuneaton and Warwickshire. The development includes a 145-room hotel, the first hotel in Nuneaton, a […]

Punchdrunk Enrichment

This month, we helped Wembley Park announce a new three-year residency with leading educational immersive theatre company Punchdrunk Enrichment. Punchdrunk Enrichment are set to transform an unused industrial unit in Wembley Park into the first ever co-created immersive space. The residency will be Punchdrunk Enrichment’s largest in scale and ambition to-date. The Company will engage […]

Celebrating a decade of Coverdale Barclay

This month we are delighted to be celebrating a decade of Coverdale Barclay. Ten years ago, Anna Coverdale and Ros Barclay joined forces to realise their vision for a PR agency that connects people with places to add value to clients’ businesses and enhance people’s lives. They have gone on to grow a diverse team […]

Placemaking and devolution could define Britain’s post-post-pandemic recovery in 2023

Faster than you could say “post-Covid”, 2022 was quick off the mark to dash expectations of a “return to normality”, bringing with it fresh challenges and opportunities for the built environment and communities across Britain and Europe. The impact of low consumer confidence and rising interest rates on the retail and hospitality sectors rumbled on in parallel with rocketing construction […]

Isaac Poyser joins the Coverdale Barclay team

Isaac Poyser recently joined our team of placemaking, property and destination PR specialists as Junior Account Executive. A recent graduate from Lincoln University, Isaac brings a fresh perspective to our communications strategies. Here, Isaac discusses how a module in the history of urban planning sparked his interest in the built environment, as well as what […]

Welcome to Wembley Bark

This winter, Wembley Park became Wembley Bark to celebrate the area being London’s newest dog-friendly neighbourhood. We worked with our client Quintain, the team behind Wembley Park, to rename the area and mark the opening of The Cuddle Club – a new local dog-grooming boutique. We organised a very special photo shoot with The Cuddle […]