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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

Project background

The project aimed to understand the extent to which the UK planning system is engaging with BIM at different spatial scales (e.g., individual building, development scheme, city, region). It explores how the planning system could better help deliver BIM and inform local and national policy actors about the role of urban planning vehicle for BIM.


The final report makes various recommendations for developing the relationship between urban planning and BIM.


  • Literature review
  • Interviews


Prof P Allmendinger

Dr Franziska Sielker


Urban Planning and BIM


Digital Built Environment

Digitally Enabled Living