Richard Rogers calls on industry experts to join design advisory panel

Architect Richard Rogers will next week call upon the construction community to join him on the advisory panel for the mayor’s new Design for London unit.

Rogers, the mayor’s architectural adviser, will be chair of the six to eight advisory committee, which will provide guidance on GLA projects.

The advert, due out at the beginning of next week, will call for experts in specific areas, including disabled access and sustainability.

Design for London, which will be officially launched at the beginning of next year, will be an amalgamation of the Mayor of London's Architecture & Urbanism Unit and the design arms of the London Development Agency and Transport for London.

Camden’s council’s culture and environment director Peter Bishop has already been appointed as director of the new unit.