The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

The Farrell Architecture Review – Call for evidence

Recently appointed by Culture and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaize, Sir Terry Farrell and an advisory panel involving experts from the design sector, such as Jim Eyre, Sunan Prasad and Alison Brooks, are seeking the input from construction firms on how government should promote good design as a part of his government backed review.

The call for evidence document, published and launched in March, asks 23 questions covering four main areas:

  • Understanding the role for government in promoting design quality in architecture and the built environment
  • The economic benefits of architecture and design, and maximising the UK’s growth potential
  • Cultural heritage and the built environment
  • Promoting education, outreach and skills

Farrell said: “I urge everyone with an interest in architecture and the built environment to respond to the call for evidence”, adding: “It is very important that people from a wide range of sectors with an interest in the built environment take the opportunity to feed into the review.”

Alongside the online document, Farrell’s team will organise a series of workshops to engage with interested parties.

CIC welcomes the review and calls upon the professional and standards-setting bodies operating across the built environment to get involved.

The full call for evidence can be found here.

Submissions should be made online before 5pm on Friday 19 July.