Current and past work & clients

2md provides a range of regeneration, communication and design services to clients in the voluntary, community and public sectors.  Here is some of our current and past work and the people we have worked with:

Somers Town Big Local, London

  • Feasibility study for new community hub

Centre for Sustainable Energy & Local Trust

  • Climate proofing Big Local plans for Grange and Marsh & Mickelfield Big Local Partnerships

Big Local Trust, England

  • Big Local Rep for Woolavington and Puriton in Somerset
  • Big Local Rep for Radstock and Westfield in BANES
  • Big Local Rep for Whitleigh in Plymouth
  • Big Local Rep for Toothill in Swindon
  • Facilitator of six environment workshops
  • Facilitator of community hubs workshop
  • Strategic reviews

Wellspring Settlement, Bristol

  • Project managing conversion of pub to youth facility and offices
  • Business planning
  • Funding applications

Wiveliscombe Town Hall Trust, Somerset

  • Project managing restoration and new use of listed building
  • Business planning
  • Funding applications

Canvey Island Big Local, Essex

  • Business plan for The Gunny park and community hub

St Peters and The Moors Big Local, Cheltenham

  • Business plan for new community and sports hub
  • Funding strategy and applications

Worle Big Local, N.Somerset

  • Research and drafting of next Big Local plan

Carriageworks, Bristol

  • Forming and supporting the Carriageworks Action Group to prepare a community vision for the long dereliect Carriageworks and Westmorland House site on Stokes Croft. Attracted contributions from c.1500 people and resulted in Council’s adoption of Community Vision for the site
  • Supporting CAG through Bristol City Council’s competitive dialogue to procure a developer for the site in advance of compulsory purchase order
  • Analysis and interpretation of planning applications
  • Submission of responses to planning applications and liaison with planners
  • Negotiations with developers to ensure community benefit
  • Drafting of cultural plan for the site
  • Maintaining website, mailing list and social media throughout

South West Heritage Trust, Somerset

  • Facilitation of strategic workshops for trustees, senior management and all staff

Shirehampton Public Hall, Bristol

  • Feasibility study, business plan and funding applications for modernisation of listed community building

Wyre Community Land Trust, Worcestershire

  • Facilitation of workshops
  • Business review

Mentoring Plus, Bath

  • Feasibility study and negotations for asset transfer of youth centre

Filwood Community Centre, Bristol

  • Options analysis for investment and adaptation

Stogursey Victory Hall, Somerset

  • Feasibility study for a new village hall

Ambition Lawrence Weston, Bristol

  • Project Management of new community hub to include GP surgery, health clinic, library, cafe, pharmacy and more
  • Facilitation of workshops
  • Researching and writing Big Local and Community plans

Grove Parish Council, Oxfordshire

  • Business plan for proposed community hub building

Malvern Hills AONB, Worcestershire

  • Examination of options for future income sources

Wyre Forest Landscape Partnership, Worcestershire

  • Facilitation of Visioning Workshops to underpin new development plan

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB

  • Business plan for new countryside centre in the AONB.

Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset

  • Providing advice to the AONB on setting up an arms length body to support the core AONB activities.

Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cornwall & Devon

  • Successful application to Dartmoor LEAF for development worker and clubhouse for Woodland Riders CIC, Madacleave
  • Successful stage 1 application to HLF for £2.3m for Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project (TVMHP) a £5m initiative to conserve and promote the industrial heritage of the area which was based around the copper and arsenic mines
  • Successful HLF Stage 2 business plan and an associated feasibility study
  • Successful application to Objective 2 for £1.1m funding for the TVMHP
  • Successful application to SWRDA for £750,000 funding for the TVMHP
  • Evaluation of completed TVMHP.

South West Protected Landscape Forum

  • Preparation of INTERREG IVa funding application with partners in England and France
  • Assessment of EU funding opportunities especially from LIFE and

Lyme Regis, Dorset

  • Advise on preparation of community plan for Lyme Forward, facilitation of four workshops with local residents to help them write the plan, and final drafting.

Taunton Deane Borough Council and LSP, Somerset

  • Consultation strategy for LDF and Community Strategy. Delivery of facilitated sessions. (Finalist in RTPI Planning Awards 2006).
  • Second phase of consultation including facilitation with community organisations in areas of potential growth
  • Final draft of the vision and plan for Wellington, Somerset

Cornwall County Council

  • Successful application to Objective 1 for refurbishment of outbuildings at Mount Edgcumbe
  • Successful application to Objective 1 for the Ride UK bridleway through Cornwall
  • Successful application to RDPE Tourism for the TRAC project