Udenson Caldbeck Associates is a regeneration and economic development consultancy – multi-skilled and multi-disciplined. We have the experience to facilitate and coordinate complex projects, including public realm improvements, business support, community events, and shop-front improvements.
Our core areas include:
- Physical development
- Economic and enterprise development
Our certified Project Management Practitioners can help you reduce costs, provide a flexible and responsive resource and access to new technologies, skills and the necessary expertise to manage projects and programmes.
Case Study: Oaklands Road Playable Street (2019-2020)
UCA developed the Oaklands Road Playable Street Project on behalf of Cricklewood Town Team, and successfully bid for funding from the London Borough of Brent’s Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy Fund in 2019. The project was devised to address long-standing problems associated with the congested environment, air pollution and lack of public space in Cricklewood town centre. Using research into innovative and best practice approaches to these issues, we aimed to create a calmer, less polluted and more interactive public space at the heart of Cricklewood. The project will pedestrianise part of Oaklands Road by closing off vehicular access from the Broadway, removing the current high levels of illegal parking, idling, and the dangerous pedestrian crossing at the junction, as well as introduce pollution monitoring sensors, greenery and a living wall, an interactive art installation, and infrastructure to better enable the community to hold events.
More information about the project is available here.
Case Study: West Ealing Does Car Free Day (2019)
UCA was appointed by Ealing Council to project manage the first West Ealing Does Car Free Day on 22 September 2019. Leeland Terrace was transformed into a Play Street to celebrate World Car Free Day – which encourages drivers to take a break from their vehicle for one day and highlights the many benefits of having less traffic throughout the neighbourhood. UCA programmed a wide variety of activities for the street, including children’s entertainment, street entertainment, ‘cycle a smoothie’, Dr Bike cycle repair, yoga sessions, live music and a selection of food, gift and craft stalls. UCA worked alongside officers from Ealing Council’s Live West Ealing project and organisers of the annual Soundbite Festival, held in the adjoining park on the same day, to deliver the event.
More information is available here.