Design review panels

Type      Design review
Clients   Design South East, Medway, Kingston, Surrey Heath
Year       Ongoing

Jane Briginshaw is chair of design review panels for Design South East, Medway, Kingston and Surrey Heath. She is also


Designing different kinds of development

Type      Training
Clients   Urban Design London
Year       2017

Looking at the specific design challenges of high rise, super-dense, inner city, town centre and suburban schemes. Including speakers from Design Council CABE, RB Kingston, Building for Life workshop and site visit to Maccreanor Lavington’s new housing development, Blackfriars Circus.


Inventons la Métropole

With the Takalefaire Co-operative in St Denis, outside Paris, we were shortlisted for the major French public sector land competition inventons la métropole. This is a self-funded community led live/work project to refurbish and provide new build accommodation for music education and events, affordable maker and co-working spaces. Philosopher Bernard Steigler helped us to develop the project considering the future of work and how we may live in the future.


 Design for Communities


Design South East

Design South East chose to use part of its charitable income to directly benefit communities. On their behalf, we are running Design for Communities to find projects that respond to real needs and locations. We will identify a portfolio of live projects across DSE’s operating area to increase the design capacity of communities.


Small things matter - design training

Type      Training
Clients   Councils outside London, Urban Design London
Year       2017 - 2018

A training seminar focused on the design details and practicalities that can make a difference to the quality of a project, to the day to day life of the residents and to the perception of new housing. 

The training is generally a half day and is tailored to local requirements and combines inspiring speakers, practical information and a hands-on workshop with a real case study. After the training planners and councillors have gained an understanding of what good design is, why it matters and what they can do to improve the quality of housing projects.


Tooting Bec & Broadway Neighbourhood Forum

Since the neighbourhood planning system was created in 2011, 1,500 communities in 64% of local authorities round the country have developed a neighbourhood plan.

This is Wandsworth’s first neighbourhood plan and an exciting opportunity for people in Tooting to shape the decisions made about the local area. Anyone with a stake in the local community can be involved to help work up guidelines in the form of a Neighbourhood Plan, to influence planning decisions within the area of the plan.



Design South East


Geekspeak was joyous and funny. It hit a chord because young and old women are completely ready to speak up and be heard. What struck me most was that with the tiniest encouragement from the fabulous (free) trainers the London Victorian Toastmasters was that within in a matter of minutes and without fear, everyone gave a brilliant unrehearsed speech on a random topic.

On the strength of the pilot, Design England launched an intensive public speaking training course Geekspeak five weeks in autumn 2017