The quality of the built environment around us has a significant impact on our lives. It can transform people’s quality of life, stimulate the economy and enhance the environment. Good design plays a vital role in creating better places that enrich the local community.

However, the complexity of development projects and the variety of stakeholders involved can make it challenging to realise this potential and create places that work for everyone.

What we deliver

Design Council has been delivering independent and expert design consultation to professionals in the built environment for decades, supporting them to overcome these challenges.

During that time, we’ve built up the world-class expertise, local knowledge and a specialist network of built environment experts to help clients, achieve their objectives, drive growth and create more sustainable, equitable development here in the UK and overseas.

We deliver a comprehensive programme of work to help realise the commercial and social potential of places. 

Get in touch to find out more about we can help your organisation. 

Our Built Environment services

Design Review

Expert and impartial reviews to evaluate the design quality of built environment projects.

Inclusive Environments

The Inclusive Environments programme at Design Council aims to raise awareness about the importance of designing places that meet the needs of the diversity of people who want to use them.

Our experts

Whether you require support on a long-term project or need quick access to expert advice, we can put together the ideal team to meet your specific needs.

Our skilled, professional team works with our nationwide, cross-sector network of built environment experts to offer support to government, local authorities, infrastructure organisations, developers, design teams and communities. You can find the profiles of a selection of our built environment experts below. For more information about our network, download our full guide here.

If you would like information about our access to expertise in a specific field, contact us at DC.ABE@designcouncil.org.uk or on 020 7420 5200.