Ebbsfleet Design Forum appointed

Design South East has successfully recruited a new design review panel on behalf of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.  The ‘name ‘Ebbsfleet Garden City Design Forum’ has been chosen to promote an open and collaborative approach to design review panel sessions, focussing on co-design between Forum members and design teams.

The Forum has 23 members and contains a broad variety of allied specialisms. Architects, landscape architects and urban designers, experts in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design, progressive highway engineering, environmental design and engineering (sustainability, resilience and climate change), active design, water sensitive design, historic environments and public art. The Forum includes experience across transport interchanges, sports and leisure buildings, mixed-use regeneration, high density housing, and specialist housing, streets and park design.

Forum meetings will be convened to undertake a collaborative design review of projects in conjunction with project design teams and the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s design and planning officers. Typically, it will review the following types of project;

  • Major Development Corporation led masterplanning programmes
  • Development Corporation led investment projects (e.g. community buildings)
  • Reserved matters applications for housing and/or mixed-use
  • Reserved matters applications for local squares, neighbourhood and major parks.
  • Specialist projects (e.g. secondary schools, leisure buildings, etc)

The new panel members are:

Alan Shingler, Senior Partner, Sheppard Robson

Andrej Znak, Street Infrastructure Consultant, Urban Movements and Spaces

Andrew Cameron, Director, Andrew Cameron & Associates

Barny Evans, Technical Director, WSP

Camilla Ween, Director, Goldstein Ween Architects

Cany Ash, partner, Ash Sakula

Clare San Martin, Architect, Urban Designer and Masterplanner (Consultant), JTP

Esther Kurland, Director, Urban Design London

Georgina Bignold, Director & Architect, Proctor and Matthews Architects

Jane Briginshaw, Director, Design England

Kay Richardson, Chartered Landscape Architect/Urban Design Consultant, Spaces and Other Places

Lindsey Wilkinson, Landscape Architect, Freelance

Louise Goodison, Director Cazenove Architects, Cazenove Architects

Maggie Baddeley, Associate Director, Troy Planning + Design

Mark Nolan, Partner (Architect), Lee Evans Partnership

Michelle Tomlinson, Project Architect, Hawkins Brown

Paul Appleby, Principal, Paul Appleby Sustainability Consultant

Paul Reynolds, Director, Urben Limited

Peter Neal, Landscape Consultant, Peter Neal Consulting Ltd

Sarah Wilkinson, Principal, Saw – Sustainableartworks

Sophie Goldhill, Founding Partner, Liddicoat & Goldhill Architects

Vanessa Ross, Director, Chartered Landscape Architect, Arc Landscape Design and Planning Ltd

William Haggard, Director, CarverHaggard

To enquire about bringing a proposal to the Ebbsfleet panel, or to enquire about Design South East managing a panel in your area, contact David Tittle david@designsoutheast.org

Meet our new Design Advisor: Kieran Toms

Kieran’s background is in Urban Design and research. He comes to Design South East from the social enterprise Create Streets where he was responsible for working with a range of Local Authorities, Housing Associations and community groups to help them positively influence the built environment through urban design, strategy advice and advocacy; and for undertaking a wide range qualitative and quantitative researching on the built environment in relation to wellbeing, happiness, popularity and value.

He previously worked for the London Borough of Hounslow where he worked on policy, strategy and implementation around transport planning and public realm projects including the implementation of Cycle Superhighways and Quietways.

Prior to that he worked for Copenhagenize Design Consultancy in Copenhagen, specialising in bicycle culture, urban policy, and communications, making the case worldwide for cycling.

He started his career in community organising, working for London Citizens in the build up to the 2012 Olympics on a programme to create links between Olympic employers, community groups and employment training opportunities, before undertaking the ‘4 Cities’ Masters in Urban Studies, jointly awarded by the Universities of Vienna, Brussels, Copenhagen and Madrid – involving living and studying in each of these cities over 2 years.

Kieran serves on the steering committee of the Academy of Urbanism’s Young Urbanist organisation – outside of work he plays music and supports Leyton Orient FC.

To contact Kieran, email to: info@designsoutheast.org

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