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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Derek Latham retires as Trustee of Design:Midlands

Derek Latham, Dip Arch RIBA Dip TP MRTPI Dip Ld MLI IHBC AHI FRSA AABC is retiring as a Trustee of the charity Design:Midlands, after 22 years, including 17 with its predecessor body, Opun. Passionate about designing and creating places holistically in response to their context, Derek studied and qualified as an architect, a town […]

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Office for Place in Stoke-on-Trent welcomed

Design:Midlands, the independent, impartial organisation providing design support for local authorities, communities, housebuilders and design professionals welcomes today’s announcement of the establishment of the Government’s Office for Place in Stoke on Trent. Design:Midlands, which covers both the east and west of the region, offers design review, engagement, support with local plans and training through a panel of over 60 built […]

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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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