Design Council

UK-GBC Member

Angel Building
407 St John Street

+44 (0)20 7420 5200



The Design Council champions great design. For us, that means design that improves lives and makes things better.

Great design can change lives, communities and organisations for the better. It can create better places to live, and bring communities together. It can encourage healthier living. It can transform business and public services.

Our mission is to champion this standard of design. As the UK Government’s advisor on design, we set the benchmark for promoting design nationwide. Our research and campaigns aim to show just how much intelligent, creative design can achieve.


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How to make cities more liveable - lessons from Oxford

Oxford City Council in partnership with Cabe at Design Council established the Oxford Design Review Panel (ODRP) in 2014. The City Council and Cabe are committed to promoting high quality design and helping to create better places and environments in the city. Read more…

Design for Care

Academic or Industry Research

Design Council is launching a major design programme to improve the quality of care. Over the next three to five years Design for Care will apply... Read more…

A design-led  approach to infrastructure (Design Council/CABE)

A design-led approach to infrastructure (Design Council/CABE)

Guidance and industry reports

This guidance document relates to Nationally Significant Infrastructure
Projects (NSIPs) for energy, transport, water, waste water and waste as defined in the Planning Act 2008. Read more…

The Value of Urban Design

Guidance and industry reports

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions commissioned... Read more…

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