We are BREEAM registered and able to provide guidance on sustainability assessment and environmental standards.

One of our research projects is supported by the British Council. We are reviewing affordable, sustainable housing achieved through co-design based on case work in UK and Peru. Find out more at the project blogĀ here..

Find out more about how a bespoke design review can help your project.


Studio UrbanArea LLP can undertake and support your project review actions for design / development briefs, planning applications, masterplans and regeneration strategies. Our scope of services include; SAP / RdSAP / SBEM, BREEAM / Code for Sustainable Homes assessment & review advice, housing standards compliance & HQI assessment, strategic sustainability appraisal, health impact assessment, design review support (training and preparation), financial viability assessment & review of development options.

We are keen to support urban regeneration, sustainable housing and community-led projects through the planning and design process. We can help with a bespoke Two-Hour Design Review as a rapid, desk-based critique of early designs for new development prior to the Planning process, and as a troubleshooting exercise for applications already underway. This has proven a fast way of identifying the key issues that will slow or prevent a planning consent, as well as highlighting those points which would support approval, together with concise recommendations for improvements.

Studio UrbanArea LLP Company Registration OC334431 Formed January 2008. Registered address 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 1EW. This work by Studio UrbanArea LLP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Copyright 2020.