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)

Abigail Batchelor

Harriet Bourne 

Ian Chalk

Michál Cohen

Jane Dann

Eleanor Fawcett

Sarah Featherstone

Simon Goode

Scott Grady

Michael Hadi

Kay Hughes

Barbara Kaucky

David Kohn

Richard Lavington

Matthew Lloyd

Mike Martin

Robin Nicholson

Stuart Piercy 

Paddy Pugh

Annalie Riches

Juliette Scalbert

Sophie Thompson

Jane Wernick


Terms of reference

Bourne Estate © Matthew Lloyd Architects for Camden Council 

Cartwright Gardens, Maccreanor Lavington and tp bennett © Tim Crocker

Spring Place, Piercy & Company @ Jack Hobhouse