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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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New 2023 prospectus for Design Midlands

The new 2023 prospectus has been released by Design Midlands. Outlining the breadth of work undertaken by Design Midlands, the prospectus includes testimonials, details of sponsorship opportuntities and events as well as photographs of recent projects. Click here to download your own copy.

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Webinar series launched

Design Midlands has launched its first series of webinars for 2021, starting on 10 March with the new National Model Design Code. Each webinar is chaired by a member of the Design Midlands design review panel and includes experts in the field of the webinar topic. The second webinar on 17 March entitled 'On your […]

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We're recruiting panel members

We're currently recruiting panel members to join the Design:Midlands Review Panel and the deadline for applications is 30 October 2020. If you're interested in applying, click here to find out more about what's required and how to submit your credentials.

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Design Midlands and Creating Excellence deliver series of free webinars to promote the new National Design Guide

To help promote the new National Design Guide, Design Network partners Design Midlands and Creating Excellence are running a series of free webinars providing an overview of the National Design Guide.  These will include best practice demonstrations and reflection on the post-covid19 world. The webinars will be interactive, with the Panel using questions and comments from the […]

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Design:Midlands highlights report on how to prioritise good design and quality in new homes

During 2019 the Design Network organised a series of roundtable conversations between the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and councillors and planning officers across the country. MHCLG representatives attended to listen and learn about the day to day barriers local authorities were finding when looking to deliver well designed, high quality homes. […]

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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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