18th April 2000

 

DESIGNING OUT CRIME - ITS OFFICIAL

 

Officials from the Home Office Crime Reduction College and Humberside Police will visit the Hull School of Architecture next Wednesday (26th April) to sign an agreement to collaborate on a course that will help prevent crime by improving building design.

 

Many crimes occur because of poor building design and the School of Architecture has held a series of ‘Designing Out Crime’ events over the past few months in conjunction with Humberside Police to raise awareness of the importance of improving design.

 

Martin Milburn from the Home Office Crime Reduction College in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, will add his signature to the agreement which will officially mark the college’s collaboration on the scheme with the university and Humberside Police.

 

The event is being organised by School of Architecture lecturer George Clark.

 

Before the formal signing the visitors will be given a tour of the School of Architecture, on George Street, Hull, with Vice Chancellor Prof Roger King, Head of School Derek Cottrell and other university representatives.

 

A presentation will also be made on how ‘Designing Out Crime’ can be integrated into the Work-Based Learning degree programme being co-ordinated by the Centre for Access and Lifelong Learning.

 

Ends

 

George Clark is available on 01482 440550.

 

Note to Editors

Photographers are welcome to attend at 1.45pm for the signing in the EICH Gallery, Hull School of Architecture, George Street.

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk