The Forum Exeter, Devon

An RIBA south west award wining building at Exeter University in Devon; The Forum. This building benefited from design review during the design and pre-planning stage

Design Review Panel Training 2018

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Taunton and the Somerset County Cricket Ground in November 2018. The event was extremely well attended by local authority representatives, house builders and design team members

Exeter Quay by Jonathan Braddick

Photograph of Exeter Quay taken by Architect and Design Review Panel Manager Jonathan Braddick. The Design Review Panel holds regular design review panel sessions at Exeter City Council

Design Review Panel Training 2018

Design Review Panel training event 2018. Jonathan Tricker, Highways Engineer, Urban Designer & Director at Phil Jones Associates, gave a talk entitled: ‘Highway Design in Placemaking’

Steiner School Exeter

The design review Panel was engaged by Willmott Dixon during the pre-application design stage of the project to help them prepare a design that would be acceptable to the local authority

Design Review Panel Site Visit Poole

Photograph from a 2018 design review panel site visit carried out in Dorset in 2018. A full sit down design review panel was subsequently held in the Poole Borough Council Offices

North Grays Farm Para 79 House

External visualization for a NPPF paragraph 55 (now 79) house that was presented to the design review panel. This project has subsequently gone on to achieve planning permission and is now built on site

Design Review Panel Training 2017

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Exeter, Devon in December 2017. The event was extremely well attended by local authority representatives, house builders and design team members

Para 79 House by Hawkes Architecture

Para 79 House in Dover Kent by Hawkes Architecture

Rockfish Exeter Quay

A small but sensitive project in Exeter Quay; The Rockfish Restaurant has been designed by Grainge Architects who engaged with The Design Review Panel during the design & pre -application planning stage

Pegasus Life Project Sidmouth Devon

Pegasus Life secured planning permission through public inquiry for a Sarah Wigglesworth Architects scheme for a C2 assisted living community at The Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon. The Design Review Panel (www.designreviewpanel.co.uk) were instructed by East Devon District Council (EDDC) to provide multidisciplinary, expert, independent and impartial guidance and feedback to the local authority, applicant and design team during the pre-application design stage.

Plymouth Hoe

Photograph of Plymouth Hoe, Devon. The Design Review Panel holds regular design review panel sessions at Plymouth City Council

Design Review Panel Training 2017

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Exeter, Devon in December 2017. The event was extremely well attended and incorporated a mock design review panel session and design workshop

Coronavirus Service Adjustments:

 

We know it is a very challenging time for everyone and we want to continue to support applicants and local authorities. Therefore over the coming months, we look forward to working with you when developing the best approaches and technology solutions to delivering our services.

We are continuing to offer the same high quality, expert, multidisciplinary and independent design review panel meetings online, utilising video conferencing. Sessions (which will now be carried out via video conferencing) should be booked using our online booking system in the usual way.  In light of Government advice, we are not currently offering face to face meetings.

The Design Review Panel provides scheme promoters, local authorities & design teams with bespoke immersive 360˚ degree virtual site visits as part of some of our design review panel sessions; removing the need to visit site in person or to have to hold site meetings with multiple personnel in attendance.
 

Combining the use of 360˚ Photography (using an extremely high resolution 360 degree camera) with digital skills a 360 degree photographic tour can be created provides an immersive experience allowing a virtual site visit to be created and shared remotely. These site tours/visits can be viewed by multiple people at the same time, using video conferencing, allowing for a collaborative site visit to be undertaken without leaving the office.

The 360 degree Virtual Site Tours / Site Visits are produced by 'Virtual Tours Online' (www.virtualtours-online.com).

Key Benefits:

  • Social Distancing:- The 360 Virtual Site Tours can be used instead of a site visit as part of the design review panel process,  to facilitate pre-application discussions generally whilst maintaining social distancing.

  • Reducing Costs:- Having a 360 Virtual Site Tour created reduced the need to have multiple consultants travel to site for a site visit.

  • Repeated Use:- Once the 360 Virtual Tour has been produced it can be used again and again if you need to repeat presentations or allow others to also see the site.

Example 360 Photographic Site Tour: - Click here to open in a new window