The Suffolk Design team braves the cold for the first of three study tours

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On Friday 1st February 2019 our Suffolk Design team along with a group of around 16 Councillors and Officers from all Suffolk local authorities, + other Suffolk groups braved the chilly weather for the first of three new Suffolk Design Study … [Continue reading]

Members wanted for Sutton Design Review Panel

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Design South East has been awarded the contract to run a design review panel for the London Borough of Sutton. We are now recruiting panel members. The establishment of the Sutton panel reflects the council’s commitment to improving the built … [Continue reading]

Now hiring: Design Advisors


We are currently growing our team of Design Advisors based in Central London. This is a key role within Design South East, on the front-line of our advice and facilitation services. We are building a network of support for local authorities, … [Continue reading]

Specialists needed to join our expert panel


Design South East is seeking additional expert panel members to reinforce our expertise in specific areas. Members of our expert panel sit on our design review panels as well as helping us with surgeries, workshops, charrettes and training. An … [Continue reading]

Meet our new Planning and Design Advisor – Maggie Baddeley


Maggie is a town planner and chartered surveyor. Before joining Design South East, Maggie was a design review panel member, and latterly a panel chair. She was also a planning director at Lichfields, a UK planning and development consultancy, where … [Continue reading]

Brighton & Hove City Charrette 3 – Friday 19th October 2018


Designing the future of Brighton & Hove The third annual City Charrette took place at Hove Town Hall on Friday 19th October. The City Charrette 3, a partnership between Design South East, Brighton & Hove City Council and Design … [Continue reading]

Kent Design masterclass: Heritage; Beyond ‘in-keeping’ – tour & talks


On Monday 8th October, Ana Moldavsky, Associate at Walters+Cohen Architects lead a large group comprising of Kent local authority officers and members, + built environment professionals from the private sector around Kingsdown House, The King's … [Continue reading]

Brighton & Hove City Charrette 3 – Friday 19th October 2018

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Designing the future of Brighton & Hove Planning event involves city design teams and communities in developing future guidance. A collaborative design workshop at Hove Town Hall is being held to explore design solutions to some of Brighton … [Continue reading]

Design for Communities – funding update


We are delighted to announce the first of the projects which have been awarded Design for Communities funding following a successful Crowdfunder campaign. Gender Equity #WhyGenderEquity is a pavilion and conference organised and led by 3.09, a … [Continue reading]

DSE is helping Slough to strengthen their commitment to design

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On Wednesday 12th September, DSE Design Advisor Helen Goodwin, together with Tom Selby of Croydon Borough Council’s Placemaking Team, led a training session for Slough Borough Council to strengthen the commitment to design. The objective of the … [Continue reading]