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What makes good design? Commission’s Principles help frame civil engineers’ approach
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What makes good design? Commission’s Principles help frame civil engineers’ approach

The National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group has collaborated with the Institution of Civil Engineers on a major report examining the barriers to embedding good design at every stage of infrastructure projects. In September 2020, the ICE, in collaboration with the Commission’s Design Group, surveyed ICE members to establish how relevant they believed the Commission’s four...

13 Jul 2021 By
Commission response to government’s National Infrastructure Strategy
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Commission response to government’s National Infrastructure Strategy

Alongside today’s Spending Review, the government has published a National Infrastructure Strategy and a detailed response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s landmark Assessment published in 2018. Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, said: “Publication of the UK’s first ever National Infrastructure Strategy is an important moment, given the vital role infrastructure can...

25 Nov 2020 By
Infrastructure should “celebrate our nation’s ambition,” says Stirling Prize winner as she throws down new design challenge for the industry
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Infrastructure should “celebrate our nation’s ambition,” says Stirling Prize winner as she throws down new design challenge for the industry

Professor Sadie Morgan, Chair of the National Infrastructure Design Group, has today thrown down a challenge to everyone involved in major projects to embrace new principles to enhance the quality of the nation’s infrastructure. The UK’s first ever Design Principles for National Infrastructure, developed by the expert Design Group, seek to embed four key considerations...

5 Feb 2020 By
Excellent design will be at the “beating heart” of all new UK infrastructure, vows Stirling Prize winner as she announces members of influential new Design Group
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Excellent design will be at the “beating heart” of all new UK infrastructure, vows Stirling Prize winner as she announces members of influential new Design Group

Professor Sadie Morgan, a National Infrastructure Commissioner and Stirling Prize winner, today hails a “pivotal moment” for the future of UK infrastructure, as the ten members of a new Design Group are revealed. The Design Group will be champions for design excellence in all new national infrastructure. They will lobby to ensure that design is...

6 May 2019 By
Design Group: supportive statements
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Design Group: supportive statements

Supportive statements in favour of the Commission’s new Design Group: “Louise’s appointment to the group is testament to her expertise and why we were so pleased she was able to come and work for the West Midlands Combined Authority. Our regional economy continues to grow at pace and billions of pounds of infrastructure including new...

6 May 2019 By
Champions of infrastructure design sought for pioneering new group
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Champions of infrastructure design sought for pioneering new group

The National Infrastructure Commission is today launching the recruitment of members for its new Design Group, inviting champions of infrastructure design to play an important role in ensuring this issue is placed at the heart of major projects. Commissioner Professor Sadie Morgan, who will chair the Group, said those involved in this exciting initiative will...

20 Feb 2019 By
Design will define the legacy of our infrastructure
Portrait of Sadie Morgan 2017

Design will define the legacy of our infrastructure

Today, this year’s Stirling Prize winner will be revealed. The prestigious award, handed out annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects, recognises the UK’s best new building. Winning the Stirling Prize is like receiving the best picture Oscar, and last year dRMM – the practice I founded with Alex de Rijke and Phiip Marsh...

Early plans for national infrastructure design group announced
Sadie Morgan

Early plans for national infrastructure design group announced

The National Infrastructure Commission is putting design at the heart of the country’s future infrastructure planning. Commissioner and award-winning designer Professor Sadie Morgan, said: “Well-designed infrastructure is crucial to creating desirable, thriving communities. Work already done by the Commission shows the UK will need to plan for new homes over coming decades, in new and...

21 Feb 2018 By

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