Reading housing scheme gets permission

Reading housing scheme

A proposal to build 765 new homes on a retail park next to the River Kennet in Reading which was design reviewed by DSE’s Berkshire Panel has been given planning permission. The scheme is designed by PRP for developer London & Quadrant … [Continue reading]

Black Country Panel appointed

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The Black Country LEP, supported by DSE, has appointed its Panel to assess and advise on housing schemes for the Black Country Garden City The Black Country Garden City is an ambitious initiative to increase the quantity and raise the quality of … [Continue reading]

Grain House gets planning approval

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East London architects, Studio Bark has won approval for a private house at Thakeham, West Sussex after taking the proposal to the DSE design review panel. The application was made under Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework which … [Continue reading]

DCLG Planning Delivery Fund

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DCLG have announced new funding to help improve design quality and speed up housing growth. DSE can be your partner to deliver the outcomes required. The Planning Delivery Fund includes streams for Joint Working, Design Quality and Innovation.  … [Continue reading]

Caring Wood is RIBA House of the Year

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Caring Wood in Kent, a ‘paragraph 55’ house reviewed by the DSE design review panel, has been named 2017 RIBA House of the Year. Designed by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell the house is inspired by the traditional oast houses of Kent, the … [Continue reading]

Croydon’s Whitgift redevelopment approved

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A scheme to redevelop a major south London shopping centre, which was reviewed by the DSE panel, has been given planning approval. The London Borough of Croydon has given the go ahead for the Whitgift Shopping Centre to be redeveloped with a mix … [Continue reading]

Consultant required – help us plan our work with communities

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We are seeking a consultant to help us increase our direct involvement with communities As an enterprising charity, we have developed a financial model based entirely on fee income. Everything we do is in the public interest, but often the benefit … [Continue reading]

Join our team – full time post for Design Advisor

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Join a growing organisation at the forefront of promoting good design in the built environment. DSE is an independent charity working to improve the quality of design in the built environment. We started over 20 years ago as an architecture centre … [Continue reading]

Brighton & Hove City Charrette – 11th December 2017

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Building at Density: what does good look like? With a growing demand for homes and jobs within the restricted city boundaries of Brighton and Hove there are pressures to increase residential densities. But with poor examples from the late … [Continue reading]

Annual Architecture Lecture to discuss Developing Historic Environments

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Every year The Guildford Society holds its Annual Architecture Lecture hosted by the University of Surrey. Run by volunteers to provide a forum for debate about the issues affecting Guildford Town and Borough, the Society is known for holding … [Continue reading]