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PlaceChangers

PlaceChangers is a startup based in Newcastle founded to facilitate digital innovations in urban planning, architecture, and construction. Amongst the things we do, we have developed an online platform to help our clients engage, connect, and collaborate with relevant audiences online. Let us help you achieve your objectives while improving the inclusivity, resilience and sustainability of your investments. 

Nick Hope

Nick Hope

Nick Hope

CTO and Co-founder

Nick Hope is CTO at PlaceChangers responsible for product delivery. As an enthusiastic software architect with a passion for quality, scalable products that make a difference, Nick makes sure our products live up to your expectation.

Sebastian Weise (PhD)

Sebastian Weise (PhD)

CEO and Founder

Sebastian Weise is commercial lead and expert in local planning and construction. He contributes to our user experience work with his detailed background in user research, application prototyping, and product validation.

We were finalists in the InnovateUK challenge on “Innovating in urban spaces”. Most recently we won funding from the Future Cities Catapult as part of the Future of Planning competition. Besides regular revenue, we received grants from the following organisations. 

We can help on a range of projects, including regeneration schemes, neighbourhood plans, comprehensive transport and infrastructure plans.