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Managing quality through design codes

Design South East – Managing quality through design codes

Responding to the need to consider the setting and significance of heritage buildings and to show sensitivity to the history that defines the character and identity of our towns and cities, Design South East organised a tour and masterclass for officers and others from the public and private sector to explore questions surrounding design in historic environments.

After an inspiring tour of the RIBA Stirling prize shortlisted ‘Command of the Oceans’ building at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, led by Baynes and Mitchell Architects, we heard about other prize-winning developments within heritage settings, including the work of Henley Halebrown Architects in Roehampton.

We discussed working closely with planning authorities, building control and conservation bodies and the need for strong collaboration and communication throughout a project’s development to achieve the best design outcome.

  • Understand the purpose of design coding
  • Learn what to code for and when
  • How to write an effective design code
  • Avoid common pitfalls in design coding
  • Manage and implement design codes

The session was delivered by Garry Hall and Sue McGlynn.