Durham University

Local Authority

Durham County Council

Project Description

Higher Education Teaching Facility

Project Description


Mathematics and Computer Science Building, Durham University

DPP, as Masterplanners for Durham University, was appointed to prepare a full planning application for a new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science building on land at Upper Mountjoy, Durham.

The site is within the settlement boundary and is designated in the adopted local plan for employment purposes, specifically for research and development, laboratories and high tech uses as designated by ‘saved’ Local Plan Policy EMP2

DPP lead on pre-application discussion with the LPA, organised and attended a public exhibition and prepared planning & heritage statements which assessed the development against Durham City World Heritage Site, Conservation Area, Listed Buildings, Ancient Monuments and Non-designated Heritage Assets.

The application was approved and work began on site in 2018


      • Pre-application advice
      • Strategic advice
      • Submission of planning applications
      • Public and Stakeholder consultation
      • Application Co-Ordination
      • Project managin planning application process
      • Report preparation