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Steve Rotheram Urges Developers to Take Up Free Design Reviews

Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, is urging developers and local authorities to take advantage of free design reviews for development schemes.

The initiative is part of the Metro Mayor’s drive to champion high-quality design across the city region.

Delivered by Places Matter, and supported by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) based in RIBA North in Liverpool, the free reviews are available through a programme that aims to promote high-quality design in housing growth and key economic assets.

Each review will be carried out through Places Matter’s established panel of 60 industry experts, at no cost to the applicant.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, said:

“The design of the places where we live, work and spend our leisure time plays a key role in our wellbeing, health and happiness.  This initiative is part of my pledge to champion high-quality design across the city region and I would encourage developers and our colleagues in local authorities to take advantage of the free expertise available through Places Matter’s panel of industry experts.”

Funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, through the Planning Delivery Fund awarded to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the design reviews are offered for developers and local authorities with suitable projects anywhere in the six Liverpool City Region planning authorities.

Richard Tracey, Places Matter Design Review Manager, said:

“This is a tremendous opportunity for developers to bring forward schemes and gain the knowledge and expertise of Places Matter at no cost. The scale of the initiative allows us to look at a wide variety of projects, from whole new settlements and masterplans, down to individual city centre development plots”.

For further information on this initiative please contact Richard Tracey, either by calling 07841 458 696 or email:Richard.Tracey@placesmatter.co.uk

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Notes to editors:

Places Matter is a member of the Design Network and is one of eight wholly independent not-for-profit organisations that promote better and more sustainable places to stimulate economic growth

The free design reviews are available until March 2019.

You can find more information atwww.architecture.com/placesmatter.com andwww.designnetwork.org.uk

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