Event details

  • Pinsent Masons LLP, Leeds
  • 4 – 7pm
  • £36


The Cabe team at the Design Council and The Academy of Urbanism invite you to an interactive seminar addressing the challenges of delivering well designed schemes in economically difficult times. The seminar will provide different perspectives on how to successfully engage, influence and participate in delivering a development.

After the seminar, join us for drinks and networking with industry experts.


  • Colin Mawhinney – Associate Director, Leeds and Partners
  • Martin Farrington – Director of City Development, Leeds City Council 
  • Jaimie Ferguson – Director of Urban Design & Masterplanning, Turley Associates 
  • Richard Laming – Director of Economic Planning, Turley Associates 
  • John Thorp MBE – Chair of the Design Advisory Panel, Leeds City Council
  • Mark Finch – Real Estate Director, Rushbon

You will learn

  • How to manage and overcome issues of viability with planners, developers and architects
  • How to approach viability from brief to planning to construction
  • How to redefine and re-evaluate profit margins
  • How design can help to achieve viability and longevity
  • What viability might mean in the future

This will interest

  • Developers
  • Local Authority Planning and Economic Development Officers
  • Architects
  • Urban Designers