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

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Hannah Smart

Urban Designer

Winner of the Oxfordshire Property Festival Young Person of the Year and now a judge, Hannah is a leader in her field and promotes high-quality development and regeneration through her comprehensive and inspiring design process. As an “ideas person” and with the desire to think outside of the box, Hannah uses her creative skills to think strategically and bring added value and energy to every team that she works with, be that a client, in-house or consultant team.

Hannah is a storyteller who believes in creating narrative at every stage and engaging a design process that is interdisciplinary, follows a landscape-led approach and achieves imaginative placemaking. Most importantly, Hannah is sensitive to viability, deliverability and the practicalities of development whilst embedding high design quality.

Hannah featured in the BBC2 documentary “The Newbuilds are Coming”, which followed development through the Planning System; observing the extensive design process and detailed consideration that takes place behind the scenes of the development industry.

During her career, Hannah has been involved in, and led, the design of many projects including Masterplans and Visionary work. She has successfully designed and delivered mixed-use masterplans of between 1 and 20,000 units, including multiple new settlements and strategic projects. Hannah is passionate about urban regeneration and creating vibrant high streets, landscapes and spaces for our towns and cities.

Hannah has over 15 years of experience across all sectors from housing to education, retail, and commercial masterplanning and in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, in both rural and urban settings. The concept behind edge Urban Design is to bring together Hannah’s passion for visioning and concept design with Sarah’s love for robust detailing and delivery.

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