Newcastle City Council: Coding multiple sites across a historically sensitive regeneration area

This pilot case study sought to explore the process and outcomes of developing a design code as a planning tool in the regeneration of a site within an historic inner city area. Key themes included the production of the design code by the city’s extensive and experienced in-house design and planning teams within their Place Directorate, development and use of a 3D virtual model to test elements of the design code, and the use of community partners such as the North East Design Review Panel, Northumbria University, and the Ouseburn Trust to facilitate consultations and engagement.




Scale: Area based/ site specific

Context: City centre

Focus: Ouseburn Central as a large historically-sensitive regeneration district, is the focus for the design code covering five small sites

Project team: Newcastle City Council, North East Design Review Panel, and Northumbria University

Region: North East