Your impartial resource
for design support

Who we are

Design:Midlands – an independent, impartial resource providing design support for local authorities, communities, decision makers, housebuilders, businesses and design professionals. We are a recently merged organisation of two established charities, Opun (East Midlands) and MADE (West Midlands).

We believe in the importance of creating sustainable places where people want to live, work and socialise.

We support:

Participation – enabling creative engagement in place making
Advocacy – promoting the case for better quality design
Education - developing greater understanding of place
We offer design review, engagement and training functions using the combined talent of 60 Panel members – architects, landscape architects, engineers, highways environmental specialists and more. Our experience is in new community residential schemes, public realm, regeneration and all aspects of the built environment.
Please get in touch to find out more, or email on design review or training needs.

Julie Tanner / 07970 514 480 or
Dharmista Patel / 07967 638 786
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Webinar on Building for a Healthy Life

As part of Homes England's Winter Learning Programme, Julie Tanner of Design Midlands took part in a special webinar in February 2023 covering the Practical implementation of BHL. A recording of the webinar can be seen here:

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Webinar on Para 80 Houses Demystified

East Midlands Councils are running a webinar on Paragraph 80 Houses Demystified as part of their Low Cost CPD Programme for Planners which has been put together by Design Midlands.  The webinar will take place via MS Teams on Thursday 20th April 2023 from 10.00am-11.45am.  The webinar will cover different aspects of Paragraph 80 houses […]

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Design:Midlands is seeking two areas to pilot our Shaping Streets Review

The objective is to provide recommendations through a collaborative discussion that highlights the potential of the street and its vicinity to put people first, prioritise active travel, slow and/or reduce traffic and generally improve health and wellbeing. A panel will be appointed that will include Highways, Active Travel, Urban Design and Landscape/Public Realm. Following a […]

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