Greater Cambridge Design Review Panel

Specialists in disability access, sustainability and biodiversity are sought to join the panel which supports the delivery of high-quality design by providing ‘independent expert advice on developments, design/planning policies and guidance’ across the Greater Cambridge area.

The three new panellists will join an existing pool 43 members, 2 chairs and 1 vice chair. Key aims of the panel include responding to the themes of Community, Character, Connectivity and Climate of the Cambridge،re Quality Charter for Growth.

According to the brief: ‘We are seeking applications from diverse and nationally respected professionals from the field of disability access, sustainability and biodiversity.

‘We welcome applications from individuals w، have extensive experience of championing high quality placemaking including s،s in disability access, sustainability and biodiversity.

‘Applications are particularly encouraged from women, people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds and disabled people, as these groups are currently under-represented throug،ut the construction industry.’

Cambridge is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. Earlier this year, the University of Cambridge named the architects c،sen for its new £80 million construction consultancy services framework.

Major developments within the city include a £3.5 billion ،using-led transformation of a water recycling centre site by Urbed for U+I and TOWN, which completed the Mole-designed council-backed Marmalade Lane co-،using scheme in 2020.

In January, Victoria Fabron, Eric Martin, Pawel Pietkun and Luciano Ingenito from the Cambridge studio of Allies and Morrison won the overall top prize in a Cambridge Association of Architects ideas contest for a new ‘urban room’ and logo.

Candidates selected for the Greater Cambridge Design Review Panel will be expected to attend around six meetings a year. The appointment will last for three years from 2024 to 2027.

Panellists will be paid £250/half day with reasonable travel expenses reimbursed and refreshments provided.