Kent Design Study Tour – 6th July 2017

Off-site construction is increasingly challenging traditional practices in the design and construction industry. From modular systems, to more flexible prefabricated frames, there are a wide range of applications that have been used to create some of the most successful buildings of recent years. This study tour will visit award winning schemes based in South East London, with input from the designers involved, to explore how such schemes could be relevant to future development in Kent.

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Kent Design members can book places by emailing kentdesign@designsoutheast.org

Non-members: Places cost £95+ vat pp and can be booked online at www.kentdesign.org

 

Housing Design Awards Seminar 2017

Promoting design quality in housing is an integral part of Design South East and so we are pleased to support the Housing Design Awards.

The 2017 awards will take place on Monday 10th July and are preceded by the Annual Housing Design Awards Seminar from 14.00-17.30. This year’s seminar, jointly chaired by Jane Briginshaw and Louise Brooke-Smith, focuses on the partnerships between developers and local authorities that are providing schools and jobs in addition to more and better homes.

Tickets for the seminar cost £120 inc VAT and must be purchased by Friday 7th July.
Discounts are available for representatives of shortlisted schemes and for those with a gov.uk email address.

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Read our response to the Government’s White Paper

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The Government is seeking ways to improve both the quality and quantity of new homes built in the UK.  We have responded to the consultation on their proposals, outlining what we would like to see happen to make sure quality is not forgotten in the … [Continue reading]

Join the Board of Design South East

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Design South East wants to extend its influence and impact on the quality of the built environment. To help us do this we want to strengthen the board by developing its diversity, extend its geographic representation across London, the East and the … [Continue reading]

Join our panel

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  DSE is seeking new members for its Expert Panel. Panel members sit on our design review panels and also help us with design workshops, design advice and training. Our panel consists of leading practitioners in all the built environment … [Continue reading]

Margate Arts, Creativity & Heritage (MACH) Conference – 1st February 2017

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This event held at the Turner Contemporary in Margate on 1st February 2017 celebrated the learning from almost 10 years of culture-led placemaking in Margate. With presentations from Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects, Tom Fleming, Tom Fleming … [Continue reading]

Kent Design Neighbourhood Planning Design Surgery – 23rd March 2017

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This Kent Design event held at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury brought together parish councils, neighbourhood forums and district council staff involved in neighbourhood plans to explore best practice on how design and … [Continue reading]

Summary: Brighton & Hove City Charrette – 20th March 2017

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On 20th March 2017, around 80 people debated 10 critical issues for the future of Brighton and Hove. After hearing from 4 speakers, participants worked in facilitated groups, exploring the challenges the city faced and collaborating on solutions. … [Continue reading]

Kent Design Study Tour: Bow to Barking – 30th March 2017

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As part of the Kent Design programme we led a study tour around East London looking at medium to high density housing. Focusing on a range of issues such as housing typologies, public realm design and integration of mixed uses, we explored how such … [Continue reading]

Study Tour: Building at Density: learning from London

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With ambitious housing targets and concern over the loss of countryside, there is a strong case for considering higher density housing development in Kent and Medway. However, previous poor practice has led to suspicion of ‘non-traditional’ … [Continue reading]