London,
09
August
2016
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12:51
Europe/London

Camden Design Review Panel established

Camden Council has established a bespoke Camden Design Review Panel to help reinforce its reputation for expecting and delivering the highest quality of design in the built environment.

From Camden Architects schemes of the 1960s and 70s to ongoing regeneration projects like Kings Cross Central and the Community Investment Programme, Camden Council has built a reputation for championing and delivering excellence in the design of the built environment.

Camden is extremely proud of the quality and character of its historic environment and the exceptional buildings, townscape and landscape which it is responsible for sustaining. Our strong in-house team of built environment professionals continually negotiate high quality design throughout the borough in all scales and types of development.

As one of the UK’s leading boroughs in design excellence, we also aspire to promote ever greater design quality and believe that a Camden Design Review Panel can help ensure Camden’s future reputation in expecting and delivering the highest quality of design in the built environment.

The Camden Design Review Panel is made up of 26 leading professionals and includes people working at the highest level in the fields of in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental sustainability, inclusive design, development economics and delivery.

Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport & Planning
“In Camden we pride ourselves on our reputation for championing and expecting the highest quality from all developments in the borough. 

“An independent and bespoke Camden design Review Panel is a positive step towards this, and will support officers and councillors in reinforcing Camden’s reputation as a borough that expects schemes to be of the highest quality design that respond to our rich and varied heritage.”
Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport & Planning

 

Peter Studdert, Co-Chair of the Camden Design Review Panel, said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to co-chair such an experienced and dedicated panel of design practitioners. Camden is a very special borough yet it is facing unprecedented pressures for development. The Camden Design Review Panel will provide in depth and independent scrutiny of development proposals as they come forward, helping to ensure that Camden stays special.”

Catherine Burd, Co-Chair of the Camden Design Review Panel, said:

"I was born, grew up and went to school in, and now live and practice in Camden. I know the borough intimately, and care about it enormously, both personally and professionally. It will be a great privilege to work with an outstanding team of design professionals to contribute to Camden’s excellent work in shaping and setting standards for the future quality of its built environment.”

Full details of what the panel is for, how it will operate and membership of the Camden Design Review Panel are available in the Terms of Reference on our Camden Design Review Panel page