SERVICES | DESIGN REVIEW


Shape East lead the East of England Design Review Panel, chaired by Bob Allies, co-founder of Allies & Morrison, a leading national architectural and masterplanning practice with 30 RIBA awards. Other members include Keith Bradley of Feilden Clegg Bradley studios, winners of the only Stirling Prize awarded to a housing scheme. Design Review

Costs depend on individual specifications such as the scale/nature of the scheme and the type/level of design support required. To book a design review or to enquire about our design review services please contact:

Chris Lamb, Design Support Manager
Email: designsupport@shape-east.org.uk
Tel: 07547 562313

About Design Review

The Design Review is a formal procedure to review and make recommendations on development proposals before and/or during the planning process. It is also used at appeal stage. Conducted by Shape East through an expert Panel, the procedure involves site inspection, Panel meeting and written report. The report can be submitted with the planning application, for reference by planning officers.

The service is applicable to the whole spectrum of development proposals, from rural housing to large-scale masterplanning and infrastructure projects. We work jointly with CABE on larger projects and in partnership with local Design Review panels.

The Benefits of Design Review

The purpose of our service is to ease the path of development proposals through the planning process, in the interests of developers, councils and the public.

Design Review is an opportunity for councils and design teams to work with independent experts to discuss proposals and reach consensus over difficult matters. At modest cost, the process can save time and improve confidence for all parties.

As outlined by the NPPF, design review is a positive addition to planning applications, as it demonstrates a desire to "ensure high standards of design."

Design Review in the East of England

The East of England Design Review Service is part of a nationwide network of eight independent Design Review Panels. We work together to provide consistent high quality design advice across England. The eight panels are listed below with links to their respective websites so please take time to have a look and find out more about their work and panels:

North East design review panel at The North East Design Review and Enabling services
North West design review panel at Places Matter!
Yorkshire design review service at Integreate Plus
West Midlands design review panel at MADE
East Midlands design review panel at OPUN
East of England design review panel at Shape East
South West design review panel at Creating Excellence
South East design review panel at Kent Architecture Centre

Design Network

 

 

The East of England Design Review Panel

The East of England panel consists of 36 respected built environment professionals. The panel sectors of expertise include housing, commericial, institutional, education, heritage, public spaces, transport, community facilities, infrastructure, sustainability, sports facilities, ecology and conservation. It has been described at the national level as 'possibly the best panel in the country'.


SHAPE EAST ENABLERS AND PANEL MEMBERS


Design Review Panel Member


Bob Allies (chair)

Architecture and Urban Design

Bob Allies is a partner of Allies and Morrison. Founded in 1984, the practice has won 30 RIBA Awards.

Today the practice’s work includes both architecture and urban planning. As well as being collaborators on the masterplan for the 2012 Olympics – for games and legacy – Allies and Morrison are also masterplanners for two of London’s largest regeneration projects, Kings Cross Central and Brent Cross Cricklewood. 

Bob is currently a member of the CABE National Design Review Panel, a member of the RIBA Awards Group and chairman of the Brick Awards.

A new monograph about the work of the practice is to be published at the end of 2011.

www.alliesandmorrison.com

Bob Allies

Frank Duffy (Vice Chair)

Architecture and Urban Design

Frank Duffy is a world authority on organisation theory and office design. He is founder of the international practice DEGW which he co-founded in 1974. Trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School, he gained an M Arch at Berkeley and a PhD at Princeton. He was president of the RIBA between 1993 and 1995. For the last five years Frank has chaired the DRP for the Olympic Village and Commercial Developments at Stratford City and has been a member of the CABE's panel reviewing the Olympic venues and Park.

Frank Duffy

Nicholas Ray (Vice Chair)

Architecture and Urban Design

After qualification at Cambridge and University College, London, Nicholas Ray worked in London for the Shankland Cox Partnership on housing and for Colin St John Wilson and Partners on the British Library. On returning to Cambridge in 1973 he practised within Hughes and Bicknell Architects, where he became an Associate and later Partner, before founding Nicholas Ray Associates in 1989. re-fashioned as NRAP in 2008. His most prominent building in Cambridge is the Quayside Development, on the banks of the Cam opposite Magdalene College.

In 1993 Nicholas founded the Cambridge Historic Buildings Group. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, Cambridge Architecture - a Concise Guide (C.U.P. 1994), Re Sursele Arhitecturale (Paideia, Bucharest, 2000) and, in 2005, Architecture and Its Ethical Dilemmas (Taylor & Francis) and Alvar Aalto (Yale University Press). He is Reader Emeritus in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College.

Nicholas Ray

photo credits:
Mick Messenger

David Thompson (Vice Chair)

Architecture and Masterplanning

David studied architecture at Cambridge, and then spent 17 years with BDP in London and Paris, and the next 17 with Norfolk-based practice, Lambert Scott & Innes (now LSI Architects LLP) as a partner. At LSI he has focused on the ex-public sector, and has spent the last 3 years growing the London-based studio. He has been very active in the NAA, RIBAEast (as a former Chair), and held voluntary posts on the Inspire East Advisory Board, the Sustainable Future Vision Group (Business in the Community), and the PfS Design & Procurement Review 2 Cabinet. He was the first non-LA officer Chair of the Norwich Design Quality Panel, and currently serves as a Vice Chair on the Greater Norwich Design Panel.

David Thompson

David Grech

Architecture, Urban Design and the Historic Environment

David Grech is a registered architect with over 30 years' experience in both public and private sectors. David trained at Nottingham University before practising on the Welsh Boarders, then spent 4 years as a lecturer at the Welsh School of Architecture. In the mid 1980s he moved to Cumbria where he worked for 18 years. In 2001 David obtained the RICS Post Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation and subsequently gained full membership of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. In 2004 he was appointed Historic Areas Adviser with English Heritage.

David Grech

Sarah Morrison

Architect

Sarah Morrison BA(Hons) Arch RIBA studied at London South Bank University. After qualifying Sarah worked on the refurbishment of Hackney Town Hall and Urban Regeneration in East London. She joined Freeland Rees Roberts Architects in Cambridge in 2000 becoming Associate Architect 2004. Design projects include College refurbishment/ alterations and new accommodation, new Public Conveniences for Cambridge City Council and currently several housing developments.

Sarah Morrison

Steve Platt

Consultant researcher in Urban Dynamics, Sustainability & Regeneration

Stephen Platt is a social scientist with experience in urban planning, housing and energy use. His main interest is the relationship of people to design.
He has been a director of Cambridge Architectural Research since 1990 and its Chairman since 2001. He ran the public consultation exercises for Cambridge Futures, on development and transport in the region and wrote Lessons from Cambourne.

Steve Platt

Colin Shields

Structural Engineering

Colin Shields is a Director with White Young Green (WYG) with over 20 years transport planning and engineering experience. Colin has a BA, MSc, is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and is a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Colin has substantial experience of providing transport input to master plans and regeneration studies. He has fulfilled a project manager role for the delivery of a number of large mixed use regeneration projects and has been responsible for the design, appraisal and delivery of various highway, public transport, pedestrian and cycle improvement public sector schemes.

Finally, he has been involved in the design and appraisal of a number of bypass projects and is currently working on an A453 Widening scheme from M1 Junction 24 to A52 Nottingham for the Highways Agency.

Colin Shields

Brian Smith

Urban dynamics, sustainable settlements, regeneration and user survey

 

Simon Smith

Structural Engineering

Simon Smith is a director of Ramboll and a chartered structural engineer. He has worked at the large and small scale in construction both in the UK and abroad. Projects include the Forum in Norwich, Berlin Stock Exchange, Gazprom Tower and a number of Cambridge University buildings. His recent focus has been on the design of low energy buildings and he is closely involved in initiatives to increase the use of sustainable materials in construction.

In addition to working at Ramboll, Simon is also a teaching fellow at Cambridge University and he spends time on the RIBA validation panel and TRADA board of directors.

Simon Smith

Andrew Turton

Energy and Sustainability

Dr Andrew Turton is a specialist in energy and sustainability in the built environment. Andrew works with both the private and public sector, advising developers on creating strategies for major new sites, and advising local and national government on the design and development of new policy around energy and sustainability. This dual role provides a unique position from which a balance can be made between real life viability and the policy requirements. Andrew works within the Sustainable Development Group at AECOM.

 
 
Design Review Panel Member and Design Support Enabler

Chris Baines

Landscape architect, urban ecologist and independent environmentalist

Professor Chris Baines taught landscape architecture until 1986 and has particular expertise in the fields of urban ecology and sustainable development.  He works as an independent adviser to central and local government and to the house building, water, finance and aggregates industries.

He is an award winning writer and broadcaster and he plays a leading role in the voluntary sector as Vice President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and President of the Association for Environment-Conscious Building, the Thames Estuary Partnership and the Essex Wildlife Trust.  In 2004 he was awarded the RSPB’s medal of honour.

Chris Baines

Simon Carne

Architect, planner and urban designer

Simon is an architect, planner and urban designer, a CABE enabler and RIBA client advisor. Simon is a member of the Quality panel reviewing urban extensions and masterplans in Cambridgeshire as well as a member of design panels in Wales and the West of England.

Simon Carne

Simon Collier

Masterplanning, urban design & landscape architecture

Simon is an urban designer and chartered landscape architect who has practised for over 20 years in both the private and public sectors.   A Partner at town planning and urban design consultancy David Lock Associates, Simon leads design projects throughout the UK.  His experience includes strategic planning and design, master planning and conceptual work through to detail design and implementation.   Before joining DLA Simon worked for North Hertfordshire District Council, prior to that at the landscape architectural practice Landscape Town & Country Limited.  Simon was the master planner for the Marston Vale Eco-town proposal and continues to work extensively in the East of England where he grew-up and now lives with his young family.

Simon Collier

John Dejardin

Landscape, Urban Design, Sustainable Development

  • John is landscape architect with over 30 years extensive experience of virtually all development types ranging through open landscape to detailed townscape locations with a large proportion of these within the eastern half of the country. His main areas of expertise cover, landscape and urban design, development planning, townscape strategies, masterplanning, special housing, ecological landscapes, public realm, healthcare and sustainable development. In recent years he has experienced the design and development process from the client side as director of design and development for a company dedicated to sustainable development. In this role he has commissioned the multi-disciplinary design team, lead the planning and design process, managed the project through to completion on very environmentally sensitive sites. John has been a panel member of Opun, the East Midlands Design Review panel since its inception in 2005.

 

Dejardin

Richard Eastham

Urban Design and Planning, Community Engagement, Public Participation

Richard Eastham is an urban designer and urban planner. He is director of consultancy Feria Urbanism and has extensive experience of the preparation of design strategies, development frameworks, master plans, planning briefs and capacity studies. He has particular expertise in engaging stakeholders and local communities through design workshops to help influence emerging spatial strategies.

Richard Eastham

David Ellis

David is an Urban Designer and Chartered Landscape Architect with 27 years professional experience spanning strategic planning, urban and landscape design and environmental consultancy. He has an international track record on city scale and complex regeneration master plans, transportation and public realm projects. Particular professional interests and expertise includes sustainable design and implementation.

 

 

 


Mark Foley

Mark Foley has undertaken many studies to explore cultural regeneration working closely with arts business and management consultants to develop strategies and establish the feasibility of particular cultural projects.  Mark is an Architect with specialist expertise in the design of theatres, auditoria spaces and buildings for the performing arts.  He has gained particular experience in the design of modern and classical dance facilities and he carries out consultancy and research in this field.  His work has led to numerous publications, participation on advisory bodies and teaching positions. Mark is a former member of the Touring Advisory Panel of the Arts Council of England and former Chair of the Theatre’s Trust.  He is a founding Principal of Burrell Foley Fischer LLP, Architects and Urban Designers based in London, and lives in Cambridge.

 


Simon Foxell

Architecture,client enabling & advice, mapping

Simon Foxell is principal of The Architects Practice in North London. He is an architect, RIBA Design Adviser and author. From 2007-10 he was lead adviser to Birmingham City Council on their schools programme. He is an Enabler for DC CABE and a member of the Home Office's Design Review Panel. He is a member of the industry think tank the Edge.

Simon Foxell

Anthony Hudson

Architecture

MA Cantab, DipArch, (PCL), RIBA, ARB, FRSA

Anthony founded award-winning Hudson Architects in 2002. The practice has produced an exciting breadth of modern and innovative work with projects including public buildings and spaces, urban and rural regeneration, landscape design, bespoke homes, housing and arts and education buildings.  
 
He has been an external examiner at Cambridge, Kingston and Newcastle Schools of Architecture and a senior lecturer and design tutor at University of East London and University of North London Architecture Schools.
 
As well as the expertise developed over 30 years working as a teacher and architect Anthony has a keen interest in design and its direct impact on economic issues and the positive development of society.  
 
Anthony is a CABE enabler and sits on Design Panels for Greater Norwich Development Partnership and Shape East.

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Tony Ingram

Architecture, Masterplanning, Urban and Interior Design, Design Review and Education

Tony has been a Director at Jestico + Whiles for 25 years and is now Consultant to 3DReid. His work has been recognised internationally including 3 riba awards, 3 civic trust commendations, and has been published widely. He is also periodic chair of both South East England Design Panel and Essex Design Initiative since inception, and lives in Suffolk and London.

Tony Ingram

Phil Jones

Transport and Streets, Urban Design, Civil Engineering

Phil Jones is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in the planning and design of highway and other infrastructure. He is the Principal of consultancy Phil Jones Associates, which combines transport planning, design and research activities. Phil specialises in achieving synergy between transport planning and urban design, with the aim of creating places and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims.

Phil Jones

David Kirkland

Architecture, Sustainable Design

David studied architecture at the Royal College of Art, London and at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He has worked on a diverse range of projects in both Europe and the U.S. including the Waterloo International Terminal station roof and the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. David is a founding practice principal of Kirkland Fraser Moor and founder and CEO of Enviarch a company established to develop EVATool – a unique cloud based tool for enabling architects to achieve the goals and aims of Sustainable Development. David currently serves as a trustee for the International Federation for Sustainable Architecture (IFSA).

Davd Kirkland

Slavica (Slavitsa) Mirovic

Slavitsa’s great interest in environmental design influenced her to come to the UK and enabled her to gain a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Architecture. Having trained as a BREEAM Assessor and as an EMS coordinator she now takes the lead to increase environmental awareness, improve environmental performance and create a business advantage for public and private clients. Her current role is to lead the architectural design for educational buildings for Cambridgeshire County Council. In recent years, Slavitsa has also actively participated in Cambridge City Conservation Panel; BSF Panels and taught Design Thinking for the 21st Century. Slavitsa is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Cambridge Architects Association and a correspondent for DaNS where her writing encourages debate about sustainable architecture and sustainable living. Slavitsa is living and working in Cambridge.

 


Josephine Morrison

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Jo is a chartered landscape architect with 23 years’ experience. She has worked in the public and private sectors on a range of projects including: housing landscapes, schools, business parks, public parks, historic gardens, railways, roads and other transport infrastructure,  landscape management, environmental assessment and planning (as an expert witness). She is the Landscape Institiute’s representative on Cambridge City Council’s Conservation and Design Panel and has recently finished an MA course in Urban Design.

Jo Morrison

Peter Neal

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Peter Neal is a landscape architect and environmental planner. He was formerly the Head of Public Space at CABE where he established and ran the national public space enabling programme. He has considerable experience in creating green infrastructure frameworks, open space strategies and detailed public space design and management plans. He has worked on the 2012 Olympic Parklands, the masterplanning of Manchester city centre, a restoration plan for Hyde Park, London and co-designed Northala Fields in Ealing.

Peter Neal

Richard Owers

Architect

Richard has practiced as an architect and urban designer in London, Berlin and Cambridge. He set up Plastik Architects in London in 2002, was short-listed for the Young Architect of the Year Award 2007 and joined forces with Nicholas Ray in 2008 to create NRAP Architects. Richard is currently Chair of the Cambridge Association of Architects and has acted as an independent consultant on various design review panels. He has taught at Cardiff University and has contributed to professional publications in Britain and Germany.

Richard Owers

Kieran Perkins

Architecture, Urban Design and Masterplanning, Landscape design

Kieran is an architect and urban designer. He studied at Cambridge University and completed his professional training in 2006. He is an Associate at 5th Studio and since joining full-time in 2004 has built a portfolio of works across a range of scales and sectors, and with diverse client groups. Kieran is particularly experienced at intelligently combining high level strategic thinking with a concern for, and enjoyment of, the physical, experiential and practical qualities of buildings and places. Kieran has been a tutor and supervisor at Cambridge and at Nottingham University, and has undertaken a number of voluntary teaching, mentoring and workshop roles in a variety of contexts.

Kieran Perkins

Peter Rawlings

Architect

Peter has recently become an Associate Director at Caroe Architecture Ltd, based in Cambridge. For the last ten years, he worked for van Heyningen and Haward Architects in London on a wide range of high profile heritage, arts and education projects. He also has experience of the healthcare and retail sectors. Peter trained as an architect at the University of Cambridge where he went on to take a MPhil in History and Philosophy of Architecture. Many of his projects have involved a combination of new build work with creative adaptation of historic buildings and he is a RIBA accredited conservation architect.

Peter Rawlings

Ian Turkington

Landscape Architecture, Urban Design

Ian Turkington is a landscape architect with over 30 years experience in the planning, design and delivery of public realm projects. He has worked across a wide spectrum of work in the built and natural environment, in housing, education and commercial development. He has a particular interest in the design of urban spaces and the role of the public realm in urban planning.

Ian Turkington

Paul Weston

Sport and Leisure

Paul has been a qualified architect since 1978, living and operating in the Eastern Region, and has successfully designed and delivered sport and leisure facilities since 1983.

After being director of The Charter Partnership from 1985 in Ipswich and later Chairman he led the specialist Sport and Leisure group of Archial (previously SMC Group) from 2006 until April 2011 when he decided to leave and practice as a Consultant specialising in this sector.

His experience is in both the public and private sectors on projects ranging from £0.5m to £50m often with complex funding outputs and stakeholder involvement.

Paul Weston

Ben Van Bruggen

Design advocacy, urban design practice and profession, town planning, architectural design critique, value of good design to development

Ben van Bruggen
Head of Urban Design (International)
Savills (L&P) Ltd

BA(Hons) Town Planning
Dip Urban Planning
Masters Urban Design

Ben is an urbanist with qualifications in town planning and urban design. Ben leads Savills International Urban Design practice with major design projects in the UK, Europe and Far East. Ben’s focus is on offering expert design and planning advice to local planning authorities, public and private sector clients and architects. Ben joined Savills in 2006 from CABE, where he had been a senior advisor to the Design Review Programme since 2001.

Ben is a past Chair of the Urban Design Group and Chaired the East of England Design Review and Enabling Panel, for Inspire East – a centre of excellence in the built environment, from 2007 until 2011.

Ben Van Bruggen

Paul Walker

Planning and Urban Design

Paul is the Assistant Director for Regeneration, Planning and Economic Development at the London Borough of Enfield, where he is responsible, amongst other things, for progressing a wide range of leading edge regeneration schemes, which include Meridian Water, a 1.3 billion mixed-use Eco neighbourhood and one of the largest regeneration projects in the London, as well as the re-introduction of market gardening, bringing back local food production to North London, and the development of the Lee Valley Heat Network, a scheme that will provide relatively cheap energy to local businesses and homes. He is also responsible for urban design and conservation.

Paul has unrivalled experience of regeneration at all scales gained working in both the public and private sectors and in a variety of locations. These include Birmingham, where he masterminded plans for the regeneration of the Digbeth Millennium Quarter, the down-grading of the Inner Ring Road, and the design and implementation of City Living, as well as leading the then largest programme of street and square improvements in Europe; whilst at Salford he led large-scale housing regeneration schemes, as well as the building the City of Salford Stadium, current home to Salford Reds & Sale Sharks, and the development of Port Salford, the UK's first new inland port for 150 years. He was also instrumental in bringing together the Manchester and Salford Science Parks, reinforcing innovation across the Manchester City Region.

Paul is a corporate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and is the Chair of its' Regeneration Network. He is also a past Chairman of the South East Branch of the Institute. He has been a supporter of the Urban Design Group for over twenty years.

Paul Walker
 
Design Support Enabler

David Barrie

Community

David Barrie is an economic and creative consultant in urban renewal. He supports property companies, social housing developers and managers and other organisations in the design and effective delivery of community involvement, programmes of community investment and support for new social business. His project credits also include the commissioning of architectural design and the creation, delivery and management of major programmes of neighbourhood renewal. Clients include igloo Regeneration, Sanctuary Group, Cathedral Group, Sir Robert McAlpine and Vivare NL. David is a CABE Space enabler. Awards: 2011 Observer Ethical, 2009 Grand Prix, Regeneration & Renewal and RIBA CABE Public Space Awards.

Website: http://about.me/davidbarrie

David Barrie

Paul Bird

Project Management

Paul Bird M.C.I.O.B has experience which covers over 35 years in the construction industry, within different disciplines as Contractor, Developer , Project Manager and Construction Consultant, over a range of projects and within different sectors, covering a wide variety of projects from Hotels, Hospitals, Residential, Commercial, Schools, Local Government and MOD, both New Build and Refurbishment.

Paul Bird

Catherine Cairns

Green space design, creation and management; facilitation; training and community engagement

Catherine is a landscape manager by profession, joining the Landscape Institute in 1982. Her whole career has been in the public sector, working for local authorities, on partnership projects and for the last 11 years with the Countryside Agency/Natural England. In her last role, she led the work on green infrastructure across the East of England, advocating the benefits of planning high quality and multifunctional green spaces into sustainable new developments. Catherine has a keen interest in training, organising courses for colleagues and writing e-learning modules on green infrastructure. Catherine took early retirement in May 2011, and is volunteering with a local conservation charity and the Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Forum.

Catherine Cairns

Richard Coutts

Flooding

Richard Coutts is a director at Baca Architects Limited. Baca is an award-winning research-led design practice internationally recognised for innovation in flood-resilient and adaptable architecture and spatial planning. Baca are the authors of the LifE (Long term initiatives for Flood resilient Environments) for Defra and are currently developing the CAN project (Climate Adaptive Neighbourhoods) at the Deal Ground and are also the designers of RiverBus in Norwich.

Coutts is the director in charge of the Eiland Veur Lent and Nijmegen (Netherlands), a new peninsula to be created as part of an extensive dike relocation program along the River Waal. He leads the Waterspace Strategy for UNESCO World Heritage Site - Liverpool South Docks. Baca Architects is designing the first amphibious housing project to be constructed in the UK.

Richard Coutts

Christina Duckett

Architecture, planning, conservation, masterplanning and housing design

Christina is a chartered architect and town planner with wide-ranging experience of commercial practice and local government, including employment as lead officer for design and conservation matters within a unitary authority. She has also worked as Design and Quality Manager for the Homes and Communities Agency and is an Accredited Building for Life Assessor. Whilst at the HCA she was a member of the steering group for the South East Regional Design Panel.

Christina Duckett

Sam Goodall

Regeneration, Economic Development, Rural Communities, Programme and Project Design and Development

Sam is a regeneration, economic development and funding consultant. He has a diverse range of experience from small-scale community projects to multi-million regeneration programmes. Specialising in early stage strategy design and project / programme development (including funding and finance strategy) he has successfully enabled urban, community, rural and European projects within the East and East Midlands regions and across a range of sectors including Education (HE, Secondary and Pre-School), Public Sector, Industrial and Health.

Current and recent projects include an ERDF Inter-Cultural Partnership with the Orchestre de Picardie, a rural community hub in Norfolk, a World Music community stage for North Cambridge and a Community Fundraising Strategy for North Solihull.

Sam is Director of XMMO Ltd regeneration and funding consultants and associate consultant with PACEC (Public and Corporate Economic Consultants) and Horton Smith Consultants.

 

Martin Harradine

Planning, Urban Design

Martin is a chartered town planner and urban designer with experience gained over the last eight years in a range of projects from small innovative developments to city-wide masterplanning strategies. With a particular interest in the interface between urban design objectives and the planning and development process, Martin has successfully managed the process of gaining planning consents for a number of major development schemes, and prepared planning policy documents for various local planning authorities.

MArtin Harradine

Peter Hardy

Transport; accessibility; policy and planning; project reviews and evaluation; organisational reviews; strategic advice; facilitation and enabling

Peter is a facilitator, enabler and project manager with a specialist interest in transport and accessibility planning. He has many years of experience in the public sector and consultancy, and currently provides strategic advice and assistance to organisations across the public and voluntary sectors. His roles include acting as critical friend, providing advice on project design and implementation, undertaking reviews and research, formulating solutions, creating partnerships, engaging stakeholders, developing projects and assisting in funding bids. Peter was a member of Inspire East’s Design Review & Enabling Panel for 4 years. 

Peter Hardy

Angela Koch

Director ImaginePlaces
FRSA AoU MSc Urban Regeneration,UCL MSC Spatial Dev,UoT

Angela has a sound background in planning and urban design, is an experienced design charrette facilitator and has delivered large and small scale regeneration, development and masterplanning projects in the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East and the Philippines. She has worked for Urban Initiatives, as Senior Associate in the Urban Design team and Colin Buchanan, heading up the Engagement team; and a sustainability think-tank in Germany. She brings over 12 years of hands-on experience in masterplanning, public realm and design coding projects, sound technical knowledge, great energy and highly effective stakeholder and community enabling formats. Angela has considerable experience in developing groundbreaking methodologies in the field of understanding and valuing investments in design and place qualities. In 2010, she founded ImaginePlaces and has since worked with an energetic array of client teams; often in Neighbourhood Planning contexts.

Angela Koch

John Penton

John Penton, Award winning Architect with forty + years experience of housing, care projects, environments and facilities for disabled and older people is has written three books, HMG design guidance, and many articles, as well as teaching at universities in the UK and abroad. He is Consultant to 4 Cathedrals, including St Paul's as well as other Listed Buildings and Landscapes. Adviser to the HCA on the needs of Vulnerable and Older People, and an Expert Member of HAPPI : 'Housing an Ageing Population : Panel for Innovation', he was appointed by the Ministers of DoH and DC&LG. He is a Member of the Hertfordshire Design Review Panel.

 


Gareth Price

Landscape design, sustainable development, strategic planning, research, project and partnership management

A Chartered Landscape Architect with over 25 years of experience within both the public and private sectors. Currently Director of GIDE Associates Ltd environmental consultants. Previously Forestry Commission England's Head of Urban Regeneration and Development and Forestry Authority England National Landscape Architect. Key experience in environmental policy development, sustainable development and housing growth, strategic planning and long-term green space management options

Gareth Price

Patrick Watson

Project Management

A senior project management professional with over 20 years of experience of working with consultants and developers in the successful delivery of major, complex multi-disciplinary building projects within a number of differing sectors on time and to budget. His management experience covers some of the major projects undertaken within the UK including; Stansted Airport, Colchester Garrison PFI and the New Wembley Stadium. He is an active member of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum and has led the redevelopment of the £116m Boldrewood Campus for the University of Southampton.

Patrick Watson

 
 

Design Support Steering Group

Shape East has appointed a steering group to provide advice and help in taking the design support service forward. The steering group is multidisciplinary, with each member providing input from the following specialist backgrounds: planning, conservation, development, sustainability, enterprise, construction, design and built environment and representing issues in the region, both at a local and a regional level.

To download a pdf file of the steering group members, including biographies and current positions,
please follow his link: Shape East Design Support Steering Group



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