More client guides
Client guides help those responsible for delivering public buildings and spaces. They cover issues such as building a strong team, establishing a design vision and consulting users effectively as well as useful illustrative examples.
Guidance on how to commission a building project successfully, tailored to the needs of those who are new to the commissioning and design process.
Lewisham Primary Care Trust Children and Young People's Centre: design and innovation for primary health and social care
Detailing the design competition for procuring a new building to house health and social care services for children and young people.
Updated version of our guide to masterplanning, demonstrating how a clear and considered masterplan can contribute to the physical, social and economic revival of places.
How do we deal with economic, social and environmental challenges that affect the lives of people over large areas and cannot be solved through local action?
This client briefing describes how evaluation and selection processes can be structured to deliver successful, well-designed places.
This client briefing outlines how important a long-term procurement strategy is for delivering high quality development.
A good practice guide for people involved in developing and managing sustainable green spaces in housing growth and housing market renewal areas.
Providing evidence that good design and management, not just heavy handed security measures, are the key ingredients for safer parks.
Practical guidance on writing plans for the management and development of publicly accessible public parks and green spaces.
Practical guidance to local authorities and their stakeholders on how to prepare, deliver, monitor and review an open space strategy.
Guidance for anyone involved in a public space project for the first time, giving examples of great outdoor spaces led by community groups.
A guide to the issues involved in transferring ownership and management of public space from local authorities to community groups.
Guidance for local authorities on creating a strategy to improve their green assets.
Client guide focusing on preparation for, and design of, children’s centres and other early years facilities.
Helping primary school clients, working in either the local authority or the school itself, to make the most of new capital investment in their buildings.
A step-by-step journey through the schools building process, from vision to completion, helping clients to deliver a real transformation.
Providing guidance for school communities, local authorities, funders, designers and construction teams that are involved in building schools.
Guidance on how client, private sector partner and the school community can work together to create well-designed schools through PFI.
A presentation and booklet to help project teams deliver high-quality educational buildings and grounds, highlighting good practice and common problem areas.
Helping local education authorities and schools understand the role of experienced architects as design advisors in the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Culture and leisure
Guidance on procuring buildings for arts projects, but useful for all those involved of procuring public buildings.