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CABE strengthens support for public sector clients

24 April 2009

CABE has expanded its enabling and CABE Space enabling panels to better support public building, housing and regeneration programmes.

Creativexchange, an enterprise centre designed to attract and retain local creative talent in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Creativexchange maintained its sustainability design features thanks to a CABE enabler
Photo by Tim Soar

The buildings, urban design and homes panel has grown from 162 to 191 enablers, and the CABE Space panel has increased from 110 to 120.

The new enablers have been recruited for their experience of architecture; urban design; placemaking; sustainability and sustainable design; schools and healthcare design; procurement and planning; and landscape design and management.

CABE enablers provide advice to public sector clients and help them commission better-designed buildings and public spaces through targeted one to one support.
They make a difference as ‘friendly critics’ to both the client and the design team.

Who are the new enablers?

New enablers include Wayne Head, director at BDP; Bill Gething, leading architect on design and sustainability and the RIBA President’s Sustainability Advisor; Angela Brady, Director of Brady Mallalieu; Kathryn Firth, Senior Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox; Joe Berridge, partner of Urban Strategies Inc; and Colin Davis, who runs his own urban design and traffic engineering practice.

See the full list of CABE enablers and CABE Space enablers.

What do enablers do?

CABE enablers are experts in their field, who provide advice to public sector clients at the early stages of a project to ensure it gets off on the right footing. Enablers act as the design conscience of a project to achieve the best possible long term outcomes, so the public benefit from better designed public buildings, homes and neighbourhoods.

Find out more about enabling at CABE.