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Deeper insights.
Balanced outcomes.
Better places.

Participatr creates intuitive, accessible and unintimidating digital platforms for public participation in built environment projects.

We combine bespoke, carefully curated, mobile compatible digital participation tools with intelligent, inclusive engagement activities to gather ideas, opinions and local insight from people of all life circumstances. This, in turn, creates balanced and robust evidence for change and places that meet the aspirations of ordinary people.

We have years of experience in the built environment space, so we understand its unique challenges. But we’re not here to digitise traditional forms of participation. We start from first principles to open up opportunities, create new possibilities and transform outcomes.

What we do



Community mapping

We build inclusive digital engagement plans that carefully consider community demographic indicators such as age, digital literacy, employment, housing tenure, ethnicity, spoken language, health and wellbeing, whilst identifying community leaders, organisations and networks that have a stake and can help build grassroots participation.

Engagement design

Based on deep community insight, we create the right mix of social media activity, targeted print media, guidance and materials for community/partner organisations and email calls-to-action to attract attention, pique interest and motivate participation from the people that have a real stake in your project.

Digital participation platform creation

Digital participation is not just about getting involved on a mobile device or PC at home, at work or on the move. As well as providing a quick and easy way for people to participate remotely, our interactive digital hubs are also a useful tool to provide information and record insight in face-to-face, video and guided group sessions.

Engagement management tools

Our engagement management dashboard provides deep, real time analysis of participants and insight by location, opinion, sentiment and demographics. The dashboard also provides a range of tools to edit content, manage participant data, generate email blasts and analyse web visitor behaviour.

Our projects

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Our tools

Who we work with




Architecture, town planning and urban design


Down to Earth Project logo
Nash Partnership logo
Streets Reimagined logo
Stride Treglown logo
Tibbalds logo
Urban Design Doctor logo


Commercial development and housebuilding


Blue Cedar Homes logo
Coln Residential logo
Goram Homes logo
Homes England logo
Reef Group logo
Strongvox Homes logo


Energy, transport and infrastructure


HyNet North West logo
Living Streets logo
MHCLG Homes logo
National Grid logo
Scottish Power Energy Networks logo
Transport East logo


Local government


BANES logo
BCC logo
Buckinghamshire Council logo
East Dunbartonshire Council logo
North Somerset Council logo
South Gloucestershire Council logo


Multi-disciplinary consultancy


AECOM logo
Arup logo
Atkins logo
Jacobs logo
PJA logo
WSP logo

What they're saying



"Participatr is particularly good at capturing sentiment, using maps to which consultees can pin comments. These can be instantly seen by everyone – 'real-time' feedback that lends its strength."



"Participatr creates interactive online tools for town planners working on development frameworks and sustainable transport plans to gather ideas, issues and feedback from the public"



"Participatr creates interactive online tools for town planners, architects, developers, local government, others to gather ideas, aspirations and feedback on built environment projects, designed to overcome the real-life barriers that ordinary people face"



"Now companies such as Participatr have developed online consultation tools that allow for participation at any time from any location, allowing engagement of a wider range of audiences."



How we comply



Data security

The data that we collect from participants is stored on a private, secure server, located in the United Kingdom, owned and operated solely by Participatr Limited. Each Participatr platform establishes a secure, encrypted connection between the user's web browser and the private server, to ensure that information provided is transmitted securely.

Privacy

We only store participants' names, information about location and email addresses where absolutely necessary, we will never disclose these details to anyone outside of the project team and we will only hold this information for as long as necessary. Our privacy and cookie policy can be found here, setting out in detail how we handle personal data.

Cookies

Our platforms do not install or use any cookies other than 'PHPSESSID', which is required for the website to function correctly and deemed to be 'technical' and 'strictly necessary'.

Accessibility

All platforms created on behalf of public sector organisations include an 'Accessibility statement', setting out how they meet W3C WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards.

Follow us

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.@WatesGroup has commenced consultation on a draft Stakeholder Masterplan for land west of #Windsor. Check out the… https://t.co/6Zf9qvuSBh

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No matter what kind of insight you want to capture from a #community, we have the right tool for the job. Check out… https://t.co/liyigTYnVY

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.@HyNetNW has launched a new consultation on plans for a #Hydrogen Production Plant at Stanlow Manufacturing Comple… https://t.co/1jv9Ou0DJH

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Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to know more about how we can transform public participation outcomes, please complete the form below. Alternatively, you can send us an email at hello@participatr.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1225 800130.

What is your question, query or request?

Your personal information is captured, held and processed by Participatr Limited, who make decisions about how personal information is captured, held, processed and analysed, meaning that they are data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Your name and email address is used to identify you as a single respondent and, if you have opted-in to receive updates, to send you news and information about Participatr's products and services. Your postcode is used to relate your query to your broad location and will not be used to contact you in any way.

All of your personal information is held in a secure database on a server located in the United Kingdom. For more information about how we use your personal information, please visit our privacy policy.