Opun | Design East Midlands

Welcome to opun

Your impartial resource for design support


Opun | Design: East Midlands is the Architecture and Design Centre for the East Midlands

We work for the creation of better places, quality neighbourhoods, buildings, and public spaces across the East Midlands. We believe in the value of good design and creativity and are passionate about engaging people in architecture and their built environment. 

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Why not talk to us about your needs? Contact us now.

t: +44 7980 743523

Design Review


We offer an independent, impartial Design Review service that is nationally recognised for excellence.

Design Review is a respected method of improving the quality of new development by offering constructive, impartial and expert advice. 

Design Review panel meetings allow local authorities, clients, developers and design teams to present their schemes at the pre-planning stage to a panel of experts from the built environment sector and benefit from the discussion and constructive advice of the panel.

What to know more about design review?

Download our guide to design review, or contact Dharmista Patel to discuss your project.

e: dharmista@opun.org.uk 

t: 07967 638 786


Building for Life 12


The industry standard for good housebuilding

Building for Life 12 is a powerful tool for getting the right results on the ground. By stimulating conversation on critical areas of design, you can use BfL12 to explore issues, highlight problems, and bring attention to good design as you see it.

We offer training and assessments for public and private sector partners.

Contact us about BfL12

To arrange a BfL12 review or talk to us about training, please contact Dharmista Patel.


T: 07967 638 786


Design Services


  • Design Support

  • Training and PD

  • Neighbourhood Plans

  • Art in the Built Environment

  • Planning Support

Let us help your project

Opun offers a range of services to support both professionals and communities wanting to improve places.