Scott Brownrigg’s’ Design Research Unit (DRU) is evolving and has launched an external Design Review Panel service to Local Authorities.
The DRU Review Panel is committed to improving and enhancing sustainable communities through the process of constructive critical analysis.
It aims to bring multi-disciplinary teams together to advise and assist in the assessment of designs submitted for pre-planning and planning applications. Providing impartial advice that is based upon collective experience and expertise in evaluating appropriateness within the built environment.
Each project will be assessed through collective dialogue that is research and evidence based, which takes into account best and future practice, is objective, and uses the broadest base of value criteria.
With current social distancing measures in place, the DRU Review Panel can efficiently deliver services through remote design appraisals and virtual workshops.
Quick turnaround and the use of an external resource that can be called upon as and when necessary are all direct benefits to Local Authority Planning departments.
Neil MacOmish, Board Director at Scott Brownrigg who heads up the Design Research Unit said: