North West

Places Matter is devoted to generating a strong sense of place in living, working and leisure environments throughout the North West of England. We work across all sectors to drive up the skills, promoting good design and encouraging strong client leadership. We hold regular monthly design meetings and additional sessions on request.

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South West

Design West provides practical assistance and support for good design and effective community engagement to make better places and communities - operating throughout the South West of England, from Gloucestershire to Cornwall.

Design West is the merger between the Architecture Centre in Bristol and Creating Excellence, and specialises in training, community engagement, and raising standards in architecture, sustainability and the built environment by giving guidance on major schemes at proposal stage, as well as design review and Building for a Healthy Life design support which is particularly useful to support masterplan preparation and planning applications. 

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North East

designe ltd provides Design Review and Enabling Services in North East England, offering impartial development advice for developers, local authorities & individuals from the conception of a project through every stage of the design and planning process.

Our panel members are seasoned professionals and acknowledged experts in their diverse fields, able to be “critical friends”, helping extract the highest possible design quality and sustainability – in environmental, social, physical and financial terms – from any given development proposal.

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Yorkshire & the Humber

Integreat Plus is the trading name of the Cultural Industries Quarter Agency, a social enterprise which provides regeneration, design and economic development support for communities, local authorities and social enterprises. Its remit is to encourage the best in quality placemaking, helping people achieve their place-based aspirations.

Our independent and impartial peer Design Review service, Design:Yorkshire, lifts the design quality of developments throughout the region. It draws upon 30 well-respected, multi-disciplinary built environment professionals with experience in architecture, town planning, urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable and low energy design, engineering and conservation to facilitate and achieve the highest standards in design and placemaking.

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We support and inspire the capital’s built-environment professionals to create great spaces and places. Our annual training programme gives over 50 public and private organisations access to our bespoke events, design review services and planning and design resources.

We are a leading design review provider, with a diverse panel of design experts offering guidance on transport infrastructure, public realm and development projects in London.

Our acclaimed design guidance, ‘Design Companion for Planning & Placemaking’, was published in 2017 by RIBA and can be found online and our ‘Councillor’s Companion for Design in Planning’ is available for downloading here.

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South East & East of England

Design South East is the region’s leading source of built environment design support. Local authorities, developers and communities throughout the greater south east region trust us to provide outstanding and impartial design advice and assistance. Good design is the key to ensuring that the south east remains an exceptional place to live, work and visit.

We facilitate understanding between local authorities, developers and local communities. We combine local knowledge with world-class expertise, providing clear, constructive and consistent advice on design issues. We provide great value for money, working alongside local authorities and developers to harness or complement their existing skills to create great buildings and spaces.

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Design:Midlands are an independent, impartial resource providing design support for local authorities, communities, decision makers, housebuilders, businesses and design professionals.  We believe in the importance of creating sustainable places where people want to live, work and socialise.

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