DLA Named on Homes England Framework Panel

Homes England, the government’s housing and regeneration agency, has named David Lock Associates as one of 10 suppliers on Lot 2 of the Development and Regeneration Technical Services (DARTS) Framework for provision of Placemaking, Masterplanning and Design Services.

The four year Framework appointment will include planning and masterplanning services including urban design and architecture, stakeholder/community engagement and social value services, and landscape design and ecology services as well as policy and strategy advice and professional support.

The Framework places renewed emphasis on objectives which generate exemplary outcomes for people, places and nature and investments which deliver social as well as economic gain. This ethos aligns well with that of DLA, reflecting our long held belief that to succeed, our planning system must put people and places, rather than process, at its heart.

Heather Pugh, Planning Partner at DLA, said:

We are delighted to have been appointed as lead consultant on Lot 2 of the DARTS Framework. This is a great opportunity to further develop our relationship with Homes England, providing the full range of our professional expertise to support Homes England through what is currently a challenging time for the built environment sector. We are pleased that our skills in strategic thinking and our extensive experience in the practicalities of design and implementation of new places at scale can be shared through the Framework, bringing together the best of private and public sector capabilities on some of the most high-profile and complex projects across the country.

As lead consultant, we have assembled an excellent team of co-consultants and specialists*, many of whom are SMEs like ourselves. Together, we can offer a bespoke and tailored approach to commissions. We look forward to building effective relationships with industry leaders at Homes England, helping to re-position planning and placemaking as a positive force for good with local communities and within the wider sector.

*Bradley Murphy Design, BSG Ecology, Camargue, Cullinan Studio, EPR, Fathom Architects, Fletcher Priest Architects, Gillespies, The Glass-House, iM2 Limited, Participatr, Proctor and Matthews Architects.