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West Midlands

The West Midlands has excellent transport infrastructure and a wide range of multi-cultural communities.

A public square

Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Photo by Argent Group Plc

Three-quarters of the region is rural so the built environment challenge is the great contrast of growth and regeneration almost side by side.

Regional partners

  • Advantage West Midlands
  • RegenWM (the Regional Centre of Excellence)
  • Government Office for the West Midlands

Architecture centres

We fund the following architecture centres:

  • MADE (Midlands Architecture + the Designed Environment)
    Supports and promotes excellence in the designed environment, including buildings, places and public spaces, parks and green spaces.
  • Urban Vision North Staffordshire
    Promotes high quality urban and architectural design within and around the North Staffordshire conurbation in the West Midlands.

We also fund the Architecture Centre Network, a development and advocacy organisation for the architecture centres.