Design South East Helps Shape the Quality of Garden Towns


In March this year, the Minister of State for Housing announced the unveiling of 5 new garden towns, which together are set to unlock up to 64,000 much-needed homes across England. Chosen from more than 100 ambitious proposals, the 5 taken forward … [Continue reading]

Urban Designer opportunities in Kingston upon Thames


The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames are looking for Urban Designers to join their growing regeneration team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a unique and ambitious forward thinking London Borough. The team are particularly … [Continue reading]

Meet our new Design Advisor – Xan Goetzee-Barral

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Xan's background is in Urban Planning and Urban Design, and since graduating he has worked in urban planning and project management in the private, public and charity sectors, in the UK, Australia and East Africa. Prior to joining Design South … [Continue reading]

Now hiring: training manager


Are you looking for a change of direction?  Do you want to widen your range of experience and build your knowledge and networks? Do you want to be part of the country’s fastest growing design support organisation? Thanks to increased demand for … [Continue reading]

Four more years: DSE supports a better Brighton

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Design South East has been appointed  to manage the DesignPLACE review panel for Brighton and Hove City Council for up to four more years.  Our original contract with Brighton began in 2016 after years of work in the city.  At its heart is the … [Continue reading]

Design Surgeries in Surrey


This week we delivered the first of a series of Design Surgeries for Mole Valley District Council to help the development management team to assess the quality of applications across the borough. The surgeries were preceded by a training event for … [Continue reading]

Guildford councillors get ‘bite-sized’ training


As an introduction to the new Councillor’s Companion for Design in Planning, DSE delivered a ‘Bite-sized Training’ event for Guildford Borough councillors on ‘Achieving Well-designed Places’, to support elected members in assessing the quality of … [Continue reading]

Suffolk Design Study Tour to Norwich & King’s Lynn


On Wednesday 20th February the Suffolk Design team, along with a mixed group from Suffolk local authorities, other Suffolk groups, and local architects, embarked on the second one-day study tour, this time visiting developments in Norwich and King's … [Continue reading]

The 2019 Housing Design Awards are open for entries

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This is the longest running awards scheme in the Country, set up by the Government in 1948. Awards are made to developments at two stages; Project, where the scheme has detailed planning permission but is not yet Completed (on site and even partly … [Continue reading]

DSE appoints Sutton Panel

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Design South East has been selected by the London Borough of Sutton to set up and manage their design review panel, a sign of the Borough’s commitment to achieving high-quality design. Like so many Outer London areas, Sutton is under significant … [Continue reading]