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Case studies

Hundreds of examples of how high quality design affects our lives every day, with expert evaluations of what works and what doesn't in each case.

Latest case studies

  • Canklow, Rotherham

    A design-led approach to delivering high quality homes as part of a neighbourhood regeneration programme, supported by a CABE enabler.

  • Design Nottingham, Nottingham

    Nottingham’s design initiative, supported strongly by CABE from the beginning, is an excellent example of strong local leadership championing a design-led approach to development in the city.

  • Old Market Square, Nottingham

    CABE helped Nottingham City Council deliver an award-winning public space by developing a clear and succinct design brief and running a well-managed design competition.

  • Lee-on-the-Solent Infant School, Hampshire

    A 1970s infant school with recent extensions to provide space for music lessons and provision of a children's centre. Designed by Re-Format.

  • Redhill C of E Primary School, Worcester

    An exemplar of sustainable design for a primary school, promoting the principle of ‘living within environmental limits’. Designed by Worcestershire County Council Property Services.

  • Pinewood Infant School, Farnborough, Hampshire

    A school with good daylighting and visibility throughout, providing integrated resources for children with speech and communications difficulties. Designed by Hampshire County Council.

  • St Mary and St Pancras C of E Primary School, Somers Town, London

    External areas are one of the strongest aspects of the design, with a variety of play and educational areas in a tight urban site. Designed by Shepherd Epstein Hunter.

  • Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School, Rugeley, Staffordshire

    The domestic scale and sense of space and light create a calm, highly-functional environment both inside and out. Designed by Walters and Cohen.

  • Charlton Down, Dorset

    A rural housing development near Dorchester in Dorset which illustrates a design approach that successfully challenges the conventional highway-dominated suburban housing layout. Designed by Tetlow King.

  • Sinclair BuildingSinclair Building, Sheffield

    One of Sheffield’s finest mixed-use developments. Designed by Project Orange.