At MPA we have come to recognise that public-sector funding often drives private-sector investment leading to regeneration in our town and cities and helping to turn projects into public places. Our work with government departments and local authorities has helped us to understand what is important to the public and public bodies and makes us ideally suited to undertake public-sector projects. We understand that public buildings and the associated public realm requires more attention to detail when it comes to specifying materials, pedestrian facilities and designing for access for all.