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Design South East – Building for a Healthy Life

Building for a healthy life

We are accredited assessors for the NPPF-endorsed Building for a Healthy Life (BHL) toolkit

The Design Network are fully accredited providers of Building for a Healthy Life assessments. Building for a Healthy Life is England’s most widely known and most widely used design tool for creating places that are better for people and nature. 

Assessments cover 12 criteria that contribute to high quality placemaking. Reports are issued using the traffic light system with detailed guidance outlining how schemes can be improved and noting what is already positive. All assessments are undertaken and checked by Design Network panel members.  

Schemes that score 9 or more greens (with no reds) qualify for Built for Life accreditation which demonstrates the scheme is of high quality. 

For more information on how we can help with design assessments and Building for a Healthy Life, please email

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