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
julie@designmidlands.org / 07970 514 480 or
Dharmista Patel
dharmista@designmidlands.org / 07967 638 786
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Planning Design Support Charities Merge to Form Design:Midlands

Two well-established design support charities have merged to form Design:Midlands which launches officially on 26 September 2019.  Design:Midlands offers design review services, planning support and design training across the East and West Midlands.  The merger brings together two charities, Opun and MADE who served the East and West Midlands regions respectively for many years.  Design:Midlands […]

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Design:Midlands creates bespoke training courses

We have developed course content and delivered training events to town planners and elected members from local authorities. Throughout 2018 and 2019 our planning training has focused on using the “Councillor’s Companion for design in Planning” and “The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking”, to provide a high quality design training programme delivered across the […]

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Registered Charity: 1143920 | Company Number: 04456338 | Copyright: Design Midlands Ltd 2019
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