Prior + Partners Director Graciela Moreno has been appointed as a built environment professional to provide independent, objective, expert advice on development proposals across Greenwich. With experience in architecture, urban design, landscape and ecology, conservation, transport and sustainability, the Design Review Panel comprises 24 members with a broad range of expertise with particular relevance to Greenwich.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a distinctive blend of heritage, natural surroundings, historic and contemporary sites, with the longest continuous riverfront of all London boroughs, the renowned Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site, and vibrant town centres. Greenwich Council is committed to achieving high-quality design for inclusive, sustainable development that preserves its unique character and promotes responsible growth. The Design Review Panel will play a crucial role in ensuring that future developments align with Greenwich’s unique character, heritage, and sustainable objectives.

The panel will be chaired by Jay Gort, architect and founding director of Gort Scott. Notable recent works encompass housing initiatives, an acclaimed mixed-use building for Oxford University’s St Hilda’s College, co-working office spaces, a masterplan for the London Legacy Development Corporation, a public realm strategy for Southwark. Gort Scott has also been involved in various high-profile heritage projects in London, Oxford, and Cambridge. Presently, the firm is actively engaged in a research project for the Greater London Authority focused on adapting and enhancing high streets.