Paul Augarde

Director | Paul Augarde Consulting

Professional background: Regeneration, Community

Speaking experience: Panellist

Speaker topics: Social Infrastructure, community engagement in regeneration process, Regen community cohesion, retail/workspace regen

Paul is the co-founder of Augarde & Partners, which helps public and private sector clients create better, more inclusive, more cohesive, more productive places across the UK. Their specialisms are socio-economic, commercial, cultural and community place-based strategies and projects which support resilient mixed communities.
Paul’s recent work has ranged from town centre and high street strategies in Enfield to a Cultural Masterplan for Derby City Centre to a Creative Workspace Plan for the Thames Estuary. This is alongside numerous placemaking, commercial, and social value strategies for developers on large regeneration projects.
Prior to setting up his company in 2020, Paul worked for several housing associations, including Thames Valley Housing and Poplar HARCA. In East London he devised the Lower Lea Fashion and Creative Cluster, a new industrial-led area identity strategy, and delivered the first piece of the cluster: the £6m Poplar Works fashion hub, in partnership with London College of Fashion, UAL and the GLA. Paul helped set up the Mayor of London’s Fashion District in 2018, the Creative Land Trust in 2019, and co-founded Placemaking Collective UK, a national network of place professionals.

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