SPECIALIST COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS
We are specialists at communicating in the development, energy and infrastructure sectors.
We understand that developing new infrastructure - be that housing, a new road, a wind farm or new supermarket - is a complicated process, which often causes concern for local communities.
Developers seeking planning permission for their projects therefore need to have a strong grasp of the policy requirements for compliant consultation, without forgetting that different audiences, communities, stakeholders and consultees require a tailored approach to engage them in the process.
We help to manage risk through effective, timely and appropriate engagement throughout the pre-application, consenting and construction processes.
What We Do
Planning Communications for Significant Infrastructure Projects
Advice on developing communications programmes that meet statutory requirements, navigate the political landscape - and engage the target audiences
Robust, Compliant Public Consultation
Support in developing and delivering compliant public consultation programmes for major projects in line with UK regulatory requirements
Public Relations and Crisis & Issues Management
Assistance when it's needed most to handle media liaison around the clock and provide clear guidance on managing crisis communications
Bringing communities and developers closer in a socially distanced world
We are all aware that the changing situation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the fact that the subsequent required social distancing measures currently in place across the UK could have direct impacts on the ability of local communities and residents to access traditional consultation programmes largely reliant on public, face to face meetings and exhibitions.
Therefore, consultation processes have to adapt to utilise digital, remote and online communications tools wherever possible to complement traditional engagement mechanisms such as posted leaflets and public drop-in events.
We have expertise and a range of options to support a consultation or engagement programme that can be delivered safely, and often increase participation, through online and digital means.
Get in touch to find out more about what we can offer in terms of virtual consultation events, digital materials and online engagement, delivered through our partner agency epls Design.
Meet the Team
Will founded Thirty4/7 Communications in 2018 after years spent working on some of the country's most significant infrastructure projects. He has developed and managed complicated consultation programmes and provided stakeholder engagement, political and community liaison and media relations advice for clients across the UK. He has helped deliver numerous on and offshore Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) for international developers across the country, regional engagement and communications for a number of the UK's top food retailers as well as residential developments and strategic land allocation projects for many of the top national housebuilders and land promoters. He's worked on mining, energy generation, utilities and renewable projects across the country.
We've had the privilege of working on some great projects for our clients across a range of sectors. Here are a couple of recent ones.
Coriolis Energy and ESB
Y Bryn Onshore Wind Farm
Following the successful contract award to Coriolis Energy and ESB by Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Thirty4/7 has been appointed to support the pre-application consultation process for this Development of National Significance near Maesteg, South Wales. A modern onshore wind farm, Y Bryn will be one of Wales' largest onshore wind generating stations.
Cancer Research and Treatment Facility
Calthorpe Estates' latest addition to the Pebble Mill Medical Quarter in Birmingham included a state of the art cancer research and treatment facility, as well as hosting the Birmingham School of Dentistry. Local community and political engagement helped to address local concerns prior to approval at Committee.
Aldi Stores UK
New foodstores in Wales
Thirty4/7 Communications is supporting Aldi with community consultation and engagement for a number of its new stores in Wales. Local community engagement with residents and politicians seek to identify key issues up front in order to overcome concerns, uncover areas of support, and ensure that the schemes' local benefits shine through to decision makers.
Reuben & Morgan
High quality student development
Thirty4/7 supported Reuben & Morgan on a number of its student development schemes including Curzon Circus and Lancaster Street in Birmingham. Between the two, these developments delivered c. 1,000 new student bedspaces in high quality buildings in prominent locations.