Successful partnerships are defined by their beginning - we help set the foundations

06.03.24 5 min read by Claire Slinger

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to some of the women at Muse shaping the next generation of places.

Claire Slinger is our Legal Director.

Rightly, when we think of placemaking we think of places. New homes, offices, shops, and beautiful public spaces. It is how most of us picture regeneration and measure its impact.

Fewer of us – particularly those outside the industry – consider the process which has defined the place, usually over decades. Fewer still consider the very foundation of regeneration and the partnerships which make it happen.

Building the foundations

As Legal Director at Muse, alongside an exceptional and talented team, we help form that foundation. We transform the rhetoric, the values, intentions, and vision of both Muse and our partners and make it tangible and concrete – we get it down on paper.

It is a process which requires careful planning and intense collaboration. We help establish legal frameworks and agreements which give all partners what they need, help define the outcomes, and set the foundations for success.

We also help to hold our partnerships accountable, supporting our teams to stay the course over the long-term and advising on critical decision making. We are the fulcrum point around which our successful partnerships rotate.

Working as a team

Following a career in local government, I joined Muse in 2022. The ability to work alongside passionate colleagues and partners to deliver genuine social impact was the attraction. Muse’s partnership approach also allowed me to continue working closely with colleagues across the public sector.

New Bailey, Salford

The talent at Muse is genuinely industry leading. Working closely with diverse teams right across the UK, with different challenges, opportunities, and approaches is energising and exciting.

We can clearly see the impact our work has in all the regions in which we operate. We know how to unlock complex regeneration by working in partnership. Whilst we will measure the success of a place by its outcomes, our ability to set the foundations will always underpin what we can achieve.

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