North East Design Review and Enabling Service (NE DRES) is an organisation set up to achieve high design quality in the built environment around the North East.
NE DRES provides expert, constructive, impartial advice to developers, planning authorities and other agencies. NE DRES provides advice on the architecture, landscape, urban design and climate change impacts of master plans and development proposals.
The remit of NE DRES is to help raise design aspirations and encourage adoption of more consistent design standards across the North East of England.
NE DRES is part of the Design Council CABE affiliated Design Review Network and is hosted by a partnership between RIBA North East and Northern Architecture.
NE DRES was previously run by Ignite, the Regional Centre for Excellence part of One North East.