Please download the UDL Design Review Prospectus 2018.19 (420KB).
Project Specific Panels
For large scale transport and infrastructure schemes that need more specialised technical expertise we set-up project specific panels. We have done this for Crossrail, Silvertown Tunnel and the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Crossing projects.
We primarily advise on streets and public realm schemes and recommend that Design Reviews be undertaken on design proposals that have a significant impact on the public use of any public space or have an impact on busy places with significant street life and through-movement, including Liveable Neighbourhood schemes.
To support members who do not have their own in-house Design Review panels we also provide advice on building, masterplanning and plan-making proposals.
An informal alternative to Design Review, Design Surgeries are available to all borough members who wish to receive supportive peer review for a street or public realm scheme. Project teams and designers can meet with our expert panel members who will offer informal advice and can help recommend what design input should be planned throughout a schemes development.
In addition to our Design Review service we deliver workshops and facilitate meetings on behalf of our borough members to support them through pre-planning application and public consultation processes.
We also provide networking support for those involved in Design Review across London. Since 2012 we have been bringing London’s ever expanding Design Review community together to discuss best practice, emerging issues and to learn from one another.
Our Panel Members
We have 28 members on our Design Review panel who together cover a wide range of expertise to reflect the variety of schemes we review. We have split them into three key areas; Streets & Public Realm, Transport Planning & Infrastructure and Architecture & Planning. We will also invite people from Transport for London, the Greater London Authority and the Mayor’s Design Advocates to supplement our panel.