Established in September 2014, Placeshakers is a social enterprise, based in Manchester, which is creatively facilitating change in the built environment. We work with a range of people and collaborators to develop sustainable approaches to creative place-making. Our projects are about making and we’re particularly passionate about animating unloved, underused or abandoned places, and through this process, creating a plan for them to be brought to life and loved once again.

Our approach

We work with a wide range of partners and collaborators including local authorities, community groups, artists and cultural organisations, funders, housing and economic development partners, academics and students.

Every commission is different, but our approach is always action-led.

Placeshakers works on both self-initiated projects and in collaboration with clients. Should you wish to explore how we can work with you, please get in touch! Contact us via the Who section.