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

Information to Provide to The Design Review Panel

In order to gain maximum benefit from a design review session the project team is advised to provide as much information as possible. It is recommended that the project team provides the following information listed below:-

Presentation

 

The presentation should be clear regarding the aspirations of the project, as well as contextual understanding and how the project sits within and relates to its surroundings. 

 

  • Contextual analysis showing the site in relation to its to surroundings.

 

  • Movement systems including pedestrian, cycle and road networks.

 

  • Accessibility links to public transport.

 

  • Urban and street patterns if relevant,usually applicable to master plans and projects of larger scale.

 

  • Building context including ownerships, conservation areas, existing buildings to be retained and/or demolished, listed buildings and new buildings.

 

  • Building mass, in particular new buildings, with regard to their height, size, scale, and relationship to adjoining sites.

 

  • Open spaces, both existing and proposed, especially how they relate to the buildings and the public realm as well as movement patterns and orientation.

 

  • Public realm treatment, orientation and site sections, to show its relationship to the proposed building and adjoining areas.

 

  • Plans, sections and elevations of proposed building(s), annotated sufficiently to explain purpose of spaces, orientation and scale. These plans can be sketches or diagrams.

 

  • Views and panoramas to and from the building, especially for applications that lie within a conservation area. It is useful to show existing views and new views incorporating the proposed scheme.

 

  • Detailed drawings or visual examples of use and treatment of materials and, if applicable, energy efficiency proposals. 

Design Brief

 

A brief design statement should be provided setting out:-

 

  • The purpose of the proposal.

 

  • An urban design analysis of the site and its context, to include any significant master plans or other area initiatives that affect the proposal.

 

  • The principles underlying the architectural design.

 

  • An outline of the design process, to include other design options that were pursued.

 

  • The broad details of the development form: layout (urban structure and urban grain), landscape, density and mix, scale (height and massing) and appearance (materials and an indication of key details).

 

  • The implications of the development for urban and environmental sustainability.

 

  • The programme of the development.

 

  • A statement on how the Panel’s previous comments have been addressed (for schemes undergoing a further review).