About Us

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.

The south east plays a huge role in the UK economy and is the gateway to mainland Europe. The region is facing the enormous challenge of accommodating new homes and infrastructure while maintaining its status as one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Good design is at the heart of that conundrum, and the key to ensuring that the south east remains an exceptional place to live, work and visit.

Design South East is a not-for-profit organisation and 100% independent. 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.

The Team
A committed and skilled team of built environment professionals
The Board
A voluntary Board of Trustees drawn from the public and private sector
DesignNetwork
Part of the national network of design support organisations, the Design Network