Support charities Opun and Made have merged to form Design:Midlands.
Design:Midlands offers design review services, planning support and design training across the East and West Midlands.
Julie Tanner, chief executive at Design: Midlands, said: “Opun and Made have had an enormous impact in their individual areas and we are excited to bring both together under the Design:Midlands umbrella in the form of a new charity bringing together the best specialist design expertise in the Midlands.”
Gary Hunt, chair of Design:Midlands, said: "The government has put a renewed emphasis on design and place making. Our role in providing independent scrutiny will help to navigate the best outcomes not only in recognising the climate emergency we now find ourselves in, but also in ensuring we leave a proper legacy for our Midlands communities.
“Councils and developers across the West and East Midlands are encouraged to get in touch and engage with this new design support charity, and make use of the services it offers."
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