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Build Studios to host Public Practice Associates Programme Open Evening

12th October 2018

Build Studios is working in partnership with Public Practice as it searches to find the second cohort of built environment experts to join its Public Practice Associates Programme. The free-to-attend information evening will take place on Tuesday 6 November.

Public Practice is a not-for-profit social enterprise that places outstanding built environment professionals within forward-thinking public authorities through its Associates Programme.

The first cohort of 17 Associates started their placements in authorities in London and the wider South East in April 2018. In their first six months in post they have already helped their authorities to unlock or improve 24,845 homes; create or improve 226,690 sqm of public realm; accelerate the delivery of £370m of public infrastructure; and engage 1300 stakeholders in planning.* The Associates have also been developing research into new models of planning practice through a collective R&D programme which they dedicate 10% of their time to. The programme captures learning and knowledge generated through the placements to be shared across Authorities.

The application process is now open for the April 2019 Placement Programme.  Potential Associates are invited to join Public Practice at Build Studios on 6 November, to meet and ask questions directly to the Public Practice team and current Public Practice Associates. The session will also be an opportunity to find out more about how Public Practice works, and get advice on applying for the April 2019 Placement Programme.

To register for the event visit:


Each session will include an initial introduction by the Public Practice team, a presentation on how the programme works and a guide on how to apply, followed by a Q&A session.

There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of Build Studios – London’s only co-working space for the built environment profession. 

With flexi-desks starting from as little as £20 +VAT per month it is a unique and affordable work hub with business support services, 10-person boardroom and industry and networking events available to members. 

And for more information on how to apply to the Public Practice programme – see www.publicpractice.org.uk for the Prospectus for Associates and for the Associate FAQs. The deadline for applications is 26 November.

*  Impact figures based on quarterly estimates reported by Associates