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Beatrice Fraenkel

Beatrice is an industrial designer and ergonomist specialising in designing systems and designs that are based on meeting the evidenced needs of recipients and end users. She is passionate about this approach as properly done it delivers a design outcome that makes a real and measurable difference to lives.

She works at a local, regional and national level in regeneration, specialising in delivering social and economic improvements working with local communities and a range of public, private and third sector partners .She has been Chair of several successful regeneration bodies, all putting this approach at the heart of the organisations.

She is a member of the Government High Street Task Force, and Pathfinder code expert. She was Chair of Mersey Care NHS FT and is currently a Non executive director of Stockport NHS FT.

She was the City of Liverpool Design Champion for a decade; Chair of the NW Regeneration Partnership ‘Renew NW’ and involved in the design commissioning process of the award winning Grosvenor L1 redevelopment of Liverpool City Centre.

Beatrice is expert at helping clients determine design briefs which deliver design quality, drive down costs and add land/rental value, all based on understanding and delivering to user needs and requirements. She is accustomed to working with a range of complex stakeholders with different accountabilities (including local communities; local and national government; private clients and architects) to achieve beneficial and cost-effective results for everyone.

She is currently working with stakeholders in helping to develop and deliver design approaches which will deliver spaces and environments that support mental and physical wellbeing. She chairs a NHS Design Board and is a NHS Design Champion. Beatrice is a member of the NW RIBA design review panel ‘Places Matter’ an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Beatrice Fraenkel