Our challenges


MCAU is committed to exploring and dealing with the big regeneration challenges our towns and cities face.

Our cities are in a continuing state of change and evolution as markets shift and external factors have an impact. We focus on enabling the regeneration of those parts of cities that get left behind- forgotten.

Moreover, many of our secondary cities and towns are struggling from the decline of traditional industries, the quality of the environment, and with an exodus of the young, brightest and best, leaving exposed them to an increasing cycle of unsustainable decline.

MCAU excel in these urban environments.

In major cities where constant evolvement and innovation is taking place much of our input is at the forefront of the latest thinking – be that in the changing nature of urban living, or responding to the significant changes taking place in the commercial sectors.

Also, in those secondary and tertiary locations that are seeing massive commercial and social upheaval, poverty and homelessness are greater now than they have been in recent history.

A shortage of quality housing in the areas which most need them, and the decline of traditional commercial centres requires radical thought, intervention, and ideas for re-positioning.

Despite these issues MCAU see the positive opportunity for our towns and cities to evolve, adapt, and re-position.

Our entrepreneurial and innovative approach challenges convention and realises the potential for positive change.