Farrell Review 5 years on - what's next for the built environment?

Farrells event

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Some of the main achievements so far include;

  • Architecture moving from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
  • The House of Lords establishing the first ever Select Committee on the Built Environment
  • The Government appointing a Chief Architect
  • The Greater London Authority (GLA) and LB Croydon setting up PLACE Review panels
  • Public Practice placing architects and urban designers into local authority planning departments
  • More than 15 Urban Rooms throughout the country where anyone can go to find out about the past, present and future of their place
  • The Place Alliance being established as a movement campaigning for place quality
  • The London School of Architecture creating a new model for architectural education
  • The National Arts and Place Consortium promoting the role of the arts in the built environment 

Speakers at the event will include;

  • Sir Terry Farrell – Farrells
  • Ed Vaizey MP – Former Culture Minister
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods MP – Shadow Housing & Planning Minister
  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith - London & Quadrant
  • Alison Brooks – Farrell Review Panel
  • Finn Williams – Public Practice
  • Jo Negrini – LB Croydon
  • Will Hunter – London School of Architecture
  • Sunand Prasad – Farrell Review Panel
  • Valentina Giordano – Place Alliance

For more information on the Farrell Review, please visit: www.farrellreview.co.uk

Past Activities

Arts and Place: Nottingham 2018

Regional Conversations

Tue 6 Mar 2018, 12–4pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Arts and Place participants, photo credit - Reece Straw

Primary and the national Arts and Place Working Group joined forces to invite the arts, cultural and built environment sectors from the East Midlands region to engage in a conversation around embedding the arts and artists in place.

Big Meet 8: Artists and the Arts in Placemaking


Wed 18 Apr 2018, 10am–4pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Big Meet 8

Organised by the Arts & Place Working Group 'Big Meet 8: Artists and the Arts in Place-Making' took place at Jeffrey Hall, UCL on the 18 April 2018.

Framing Arts In Place: Preston 2017

Regional Conversations

14 Jul 2017 – 14 Jul 2018, 10am–4pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Preston bus station

The first regional conversation was held in Preston, examining what a future national government policy for the public arts could look like. 

Cultural Wellbeing & York: A Creative Workshop


Tue 17 Jul 2018, 12–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Workshop participants

Organised by Beam as part of its national Arts and Place programme, with funding from Arts Council England.

Big Meet 9: Placemaking and Design Leadership


Tue 2 Apr 2019, 10am–4pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Big Meet 9: Placemaking and Design Leadership

We are pleased to announce that the 'Big Meet 9: Placemaking and Design Leadership' will take place in London on Tuesday 2 April 2019, at UCL.