View from Camden Council's offices at 5 Pancras Square © Luke Hayes
Camden Council is determined that the large amount of development planned in the borough over the coming years will strengthen Camden’s unique and special sense of place.
From its own architects’ schemes of the 1960s and 1970s to huge regeneration projects like King’s Cross, the council has consistently sought excellence in architecture and design – essential not only for housing, open spaces and infrastructure, but also for health and wellbeing, inclusivity and sustainability.
Highgate Newtown Community Centre, Camden Community Investment Programme © RCKa architects
Camden is proud of its rich architectural heritage – and a sympathetic response to its historic environment has to be at the heart of all new development.
It is early and rigorous dialogue about design between all involved that leads to high quality development. The Camden Design Review Panel has since 2016 played a part in that by advising applicants during the pre-application stage and also by commenting on planning applications.
The Camden Design Review Panel is chaired by Catherine Burd, Director of Burd Haward Architects.
Camden panel members
Catherine Burd (chair)
Peter Studdert (vice chair)