Set up in summer 2012, the group brings together practitioners from across the Solent region (covering roughly Portsmouth in the West to Poole in the East and Winchester in the North); representatives from both private practice and the public sector are welcome, as well as independent urban designers.

The group provides a forum for sharing knowledge of urban design issues and best practice, both within the region, nationally and internationally. It also seeks to identify ways of promoting urban design and best practice in place-making within the region and nationally in partnership with the Urban Design Group.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list or to get involved, please email Solent Group convenor Peter Frankum

Solent Design Awards - November 2014


Presentations from previous meetings

2014 - November

Vu-Q - Dr Jon Cooper - Vu+Q Consulting, Oxford Brookes University

2014 - June

NPPF - Robert Huxford (UDG)

Solar Masterplanning - Gary Jackson & Julan Brookes - Presentation

2013 - May (Southampton)

Can town centres retain the social heart of our communities? Presentation by Savills

2013 - February (Eastleigh)

Quality Places SPD and the Cheriton exemplar development - Eastleigh Borough Council - Presentation

Cheriton development case study - ArchitecturePLB - Presentation


2012 - November (Bournemouth)

Bournemouth Town Centre Vision - Caroline Peach - Presentation

Regional Contact

Peter Frankum

Regional Events

No upcoming events.

Regional Urban Design Jobs

Savills Urban Design Studio

Interested in place making? Do you want to make a real difference and help us deliver new places?

Savills Urban Design Studio seeks a highly motivated and creative urban designer at Senior/ Associate level, with a proven ability and desire to design quality places through creative and deliverable masterplans.  Opportunities exist for the right person to join our national Urban Design Studio, based in our multi-disciplinary office in the heart of the city of Southampton.

Closing Date: 31/5/2021