We are a communications and social value consultancy for the built environment, delivering positive results for clients and communities.

streets-UK has been delivering social value, consultation and communications services for built environment clients since 2006. We specialise in supporting and de-risking planning applications by ensuring best practice consultation and engagement and in maximising the social impact of built environment projects.

Based in Glasgow, we have experience in supporting masterplans, commercial and residential developments, road, rail and active travel infrastructure projects as well as large-scale civic proposals and small-scale community initiatives.

The Covid-19 pandemic has required pre-planning application engagement to be undertaken almost exclusively digitally – with both positive and negative consequences. We have supported our clients with this.

Delivering social value has moved in recent years from just being a contractual obligation in some public sector contracts to being central to the sustainability and sense of purpose of organisations across all sectors.

We work with design teams to build social value into their designs, with procuring bodies to establish the most appropriate social value tender requirements, with bidders to create the most compelling social value bids, with communities to identify needs and benefits and with all parties to deliver and measure impactful social value initiatives on the ground.

George St and
First New Town

Edinburgh
BioQuarter

Ingram
Street

Aberdeen City Centre and Beach

“streets-UK’s involvement in our flagship George Street and First New Town public realm and active travel project has been critical to the success of engagement to date. They quickly grasped its complexities and developed rapport with key stakeholders building trust and confidence."
Tony Holsgrove, City of Edinburgh Council
“We knew specialist consultation input was a must to keep us on track and help build support for the project. I referred to streets-UK as our “consultation ninjas” as they did the right thing at the right time, guaranteed and were always a step ahead of where we needed to be.“
Nick Harris, Scottish Director, Henry Boot Developments
“The range, scale and quality of the community benefits here (Cloverhill) will leave a lasting legacy in the city. It’s a pleasure to work with progressive and creative suppliers. With streets-UK’s help, something really good has happened here”
Stuart Calderwood, Community Benefits & Sustainable Procurement Manager - Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils
“The industry expertise provided over recent weeks from the design team, and facilitated by streets-uk, has been invaluable to our young people in developing both their understanding of the different topics and their application to their own project development. As with former pupils in recent years, we anticipate that this level of industry input will contribute to some of our current students taking their new-found interest into further studies and work in the built environment and construction sectors when they leave school"
Mark Holden, Curriculum Leader for Craft and Design Technology, Drummond Community High School, Edinburgh
“Providing a single point of contact is essential to the success of major projects like Riverside East, JBG are proud to work closely with streets-UK in order to simplify processes that make communication, co-ordination & monitoring of projects easy for supply chain sub-contractors to generate and fill jobs, apprenticeship & placement opportunities with suitable candidates making everyone’s life easier and supporting the delivery of targets and beyond!”
Zoe Welsh, Head of Employability and Skills, Jobs and Business Glasgow
"Waverley Station is a heritage icon but also needs to function as a vibrant rail hub. streets-UK’s approach helped us to work through issues and opportunities with key stakeholders and ultimately secure a mandate for change with widespread public support for our proposals. I would recommend them as consultation and infrastructure communications specialists.”
Norrie Courts, Director, Network Rail

Who we’ve worked with