Procurement

Procurement: Architecture and Urbanism Panel

We want to encourage fresh thinking for design and building projects in London. To do this, we work closely with the people and organisations who are building a better London.

One of the ways we support them is by advising on procurement options and design decisions through the Architecture and Urbanism Panel.

What is the Architecture and Urbanism Panel?

The Architecture and Urbanism Panel is a pre-approved panel of built environment consultants. The Panel makes it quicker and easier for organisations like councils and housing associations to commission high quality consultants for certain types of project.

We set up the Architecture and Urbanism Panel with Transport for London (TfL) to advise London's public sector on how to deliver the best quality building and design work. The Panel’s job is to support the Mayor's regeneration programmes and priorities, as well as other public sector-funded projects in London.

The Architecture and Urbanism Panel is managed jointly by TfL’s Urban Design team and our Regeneration team. Both teams are responsible for providing advice about and are the point of contact for anyone interested in using the panel.

The Architecture and Urbanism Panel forms part of the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme.

The Architecture and Urbanism Panel - launched 2018

We have procured a new panel of experts on the built environment to support the Mayor's Housing, Transport, Planning and Regeneration priorities.

The previous panel saw over 100 projects procured through the panel, with over £30m paid in fees, and 27 public sector organisations access the panel. The new Architecture and Urbanism Panel includes more expertise with expanded categories in architecture including housing, transport-led development and masterplanning.

This round of the Architecture and Urbanism Panel requires all authorities using the panel to embed a diversity and inclusion requirement into the project briefs and individual call-off contracts. Design teams will need to consider ‘equality and diversity’ principles within their practice and within the project that they are being invited to tender for. This will account for at least 5% of evaluation scores at the ‘Invitation to Tender’ stage. This represents an important opportunity to influence the diversity of the profession through procurement.

The panel is now live and will run up until April 2022.

The benefits of the Architecture and Urbanism Panel

The Architecture and Urbanism Panel makes a positive difference to the procurement of building and design projects in London and:

  • saves time and money by qualifying potential suppliers
  • promotes consistent contractual arrangements
  • ensures objective, rigorous and fair assessments of suppliers, with an emphasis on technical competence (there is a 70:30 split between technical and financial criteria)
  • provides legal compliance assurance, professional insurance provisions and financial standing
  • provides confirmation of supplier policies and practices in line with GLA and TfL principles and responsible procurement objectives
  • gives access to suppliers without challenges under the Freedom of Information Act
  • is compliant with EU Procurement Regulations

The Architecture and Urbanism Panel categories

Over 1,100 submissions were received at the first qualifying stage, of which 92 practices have been appointed across 14 categories.

Urban Strategies, Spatial Policy and Research

5th Studio
AECOM
DK-CM
Gort Scott
Hawkins Brown
Kinner Landscape Architects
Maccreanor Lavington
Muf Architecture
Publica
We Made That LLP

Site Masterplanning and Development Feasibility

5th Studio
Adam Khan Architects
DSDHA
Feildon Fowles Architects
Fletcher Priest Architects
Gort Scott
Hawkins Brown
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Maccreanor Lavington
Stitch Studios

Public Realm and Landscape

5th Studio
AREP VILLE
DK-CM
East Architecture Landscape
Emergent Vernacular
JL Gibbons
Kinnear Landscape Architects
LDA Design
Publica
Stanton Williams
Sustrans
We Made That LLP

Architecture - Housing and Mixed-use

Adam Khan Architects
Ash Sakula Architects
Gort Scott
Hans Van Der Heijden
Henley Halebrown Rorrison
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Levitt Bernstein Associates
MAE LLP
Maccreanor Lavington
Mikhail Riches
Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
Stephen Taylor Architects

Commercial, Workspace, Health, Education and Civic Buildings

6A Architects
Adam Khan Architects
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Architecture 00 Ltd
Carl Turner Architecture Ltd
Carmody Groarke
DRDH Architects
Duggan Morris Architects
Fielden Fowles Architects
Gort Scott
HAT Projects
Haworth Tompkins
Stanton Williams

Over-Station Development and Transport infrastructure interface (Housing)

Alford Hall Monaghan Morris
dRMM Ltd
EPR Architects Limited
Hawkins Brown
HOK International
Maccreanor Lavington
PLP Architecture
Tate Hindle

Over-Station Development and Transport infrastructure interface (Commercial)

Alford Hall Monaghan Morris
Allies & Morrison
Fletcher Priest Architects
Foster & Partners
Grimshaw
Hawkins Brown
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Skidmore Owings and Merrill Inc

Transport Design: Transport Architecture and Interchange Design

5th Studio
Allies & Morrison
DSDHA
Farrells London LLP
Fereday Pollard Architects
Foster & Partners
Gensler
Hawkins Brown
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Landolt and Brown Ltd
Urban Movement
Weston Williamson & Partners

Transport Design: Underground, Rail and Specialist Infrastructure

5th Studio
Benedetti Architects
Grimshaw
Hawkins Brown
Landolt and Brown Ltd
Lifschultz Davidson Sandilands
Lyndon Goode Architects
Matter Architects
Pringle Richards Sharratt Ltd
Robin Lee Architecture LLP
Weston Williamson & Partners
Wilkinson Eyre

Cultural Strategy and Public Art

Carl Turner Architects Ltd
Dallas Pierce Quintero
DK-CM
Muf Architecture
Publica
The Klassnik Corporation ltd

Engagement, Local Regeneration and Design Advice

Adams & Sutherland
AOC
Architecture 00 Ltd
Carl Turner Architecture
Carver Haggard
Muf Architecure
Pidgin Perfect
Public Works
RCKa
Studio Tilt
Studio Weave
The Decorators
We Made that LLP
What If Projects Ltd

Heritage and Conservation

Acanthus LW
Alan Baxter Limited
Allies & Morrison
Avanti Architects
Carmody Groarke
Donald Insall Associates
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Giles Quarme & Associates
Haworth Tompkins
Lyndon Goode Architects

Smart City Strategies, Environmental Design and Sustainability

Atkins
Foster & Partners
HOK International
Jacobs engineering Uk Ltd
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
Steer Davies Gleave

Graphic Design, Modelling and Visualisation

Baxter and Bailey
BOB Design
Europa
Objectif
Studio Tilt
Uniform
Wagstaf Design
Weston Williamson & Partners