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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

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


Next Steps

The main recommendations include the need for Government to publish a national policy on BIM and planning to help align the objectives of BIM and planning, and to ensure that local authorities are aware of the needs and benefits of BIM.

Project Status

This project was completed in 2018


Final Report - May 2018