Proctor & Matthews Architects have been appointed by Gedling Borough Council to help deliver locally distinctive, high-quality design through the creation of a borough wide Design Code. Working in collaboration with David Lock Associates and Participatr, the project is part of the government's Design Code Pathfinder programme which sees twenty-five areas in England awarded a share of £3 million to address the levelling up agenda.
Gedling, which forms part of the Greater Nottingham area, consists of varied villages and residential environments ranging from traditional settlements to former colliery communities. This variety of built form will inform the design code requirements which will be tailored to individual localities.
A digital platform for the local community will be created to empower residents and help shape design requirements.
A key initiative of the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities and the Office for Place, this pioneering project will establish a design methodology that can be applied nationally to aid the creation of well-designed places.