South East

The South East has a population of over 8 million and a massive regional economy.

Over 40% of the region is subject to some form of protective designation, so the built environment faces strong development pressure.

Regional partners

  • South East England Development Agency
  • South East Excellence (the Regional Centre of Excellence)
  • Government Office for the South East

Architecture centres

We fund the following architecture centres:

  • Kent Architecture Centre
    Aims to improve the urban environment of Kent and south east England by promoting good architecture and design and providing advice, training and education.
  • Solent Centre for Architecture + Design
    Promotes high quality design in the built environment, focusing on education, participation and design advocacy.
  • TransForm MKSM
    Champions better design of buildings, spaces and places by giving advice to all those involved in development in Milton Keynes and the South Midlands.

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

Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes (BOB-MK) design network

The BOB-MK Design Network is a forum for local authority officers to talk about best practice, share challenges and responses, provide mutual assistance and discuss issues of built environment design.  This includes a series of masterclasses and study tours.

The network was set up because this part of the region was becoming isolated through pressures on other areas.

The BOB-MK Network is funded by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) with support from CABE.