Spaces Matter is a consultancy headed up by Fran Burgess, who has over 15 years’ experience in placemaking and destination marketing.


Fran is CIM qualified, sits on the Placemaking Leadership Council and has sat on numerous boards including Brainwave, the Chester Growth Partnership and Castlefield Art Gallery. Fran has built communities at award-winning developments including Chiswick Park, Airport City Manchester, Spinningfields and Salford Quays.

Specialities include devising and executing placemaking strategies, animating places with events and culture, marketing strategy and delivery and PQQs.

Spaces Matter has a strong and loyal client base and the quality of our work is reflected not just by the outputs, but by our repeat client base, including Manchester Airport Group, Grainger PLC and Ask Real Estate.