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We deliver art and design consultancy services for public realm and new build schemes.

 

Our projects can vary in size and levels of complexity from refurbishment projects to large new build schemes to site specific installations.

 

We offer design champion and stakeholder engagement consultancies for the education and regeneration sectors which we embed in schemes for interior and exterior spaces as well as the public realm.

 

Our scope of works for inside spaces includes finishes specification, spatial design, art features, wayfinding, furniture and feature lighting design. We co-ordinate with design teams across disciplines to deliver integrated and innovative schemes.

 

Our work in outside spaces includes creating permanent artworks, contributing to landscape schemes, street furniture design and large scale public realm projects. These projects define the community ownership of outside spaces and help to regenerate and transform sites, create innovative and vibrant public spaces and contribute to a ‘sense of place’.

Our thanks for being the theme setters, artists, weavers of children's dreams and for the use of colour and ideas throughout the school

Architect - Sandwell MBC

process

We really like to involve people of all ages through interactive consultation processes. We think playfulness and inquisitiveness are very important to this collaborative process.

 

This engagement can be used to help develop a sense of ownership as well as creating positive legacies after the project has been completed.

 

Our core belief is that the client and user are involved throughout all stages of a project in order to create relevant and meaningful design outcomes.

 

We use carefully planned workshop sessions in a process which can include; Initial client and end user consultation, Research and design development, and 'Hands On' design sessions with end users.

Cantoo worked brilliantly with the service users, engaging and consulting with their ideas, expanding on their thoughts and praising them throughout.

Senior Occupational Therapist

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our clients

Cantoo are hugely personable and will integrate very quickly into a design team. They will get hold of the client brief and vision and engage empathetically with end-user experience so that they can see very early how the building will be used and will feel in use.

Senior Bid Manager for Main Contractor