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AIA Creative Re-use Seminar – full programme

October 12th 2018

October is the month of ‘Adaptive Re-use’ in the year of European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

To celebrate, the AIA is hosting a seminar on creative and adaptive reuse of industrial buildings in the UK at the University of Salford.


9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Welcome & Introduction: Dr Michael Nevell, AIA Chairman, AIA and Promoting Industrial Building Re-Use

10.15-10.45 Alistair Gill, Clementhorpe Maltings

10.45-11.15 Martin Hulse, Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust, Refurbishing St Hilda’s Pithead,

11.15-11.45 Birmingham Conservation Trust, Coffin Works Museum, Birmingham – engaging with the community and social media

11.45-12.15 Charles Smith, HE, Historic England’s Industrial Heritage Strategy

12.15-12.30 Questions

12.30-13.30 Lunch & Tour of the Old Fire Station, University of Salford

13.30-14.00 Nadia Ferrer – Neighbours’ management of industrial heritage buildings. The case of Can Batlló, Catalonia

14.00-14.15 John Jones, AIA, small scale re-use.

14.15-14.45 Tea

14.45-15.50 Round table discussion – how do we capture best practice?

15.50-16.00 Closing remarks Dr Michael Nevell

A buffet lunch and light refreshments are included in the ticket price.


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Getting to the venue

The event is in the Peel Building at the University of Salford, originally the home of the Salford Royal Technical Institute. Car parking on the campus is limited and will incur a charge, however there are good public transport links. Salford Crescent station is located on the campus, and is only 10 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly. There are also regular buses from Manchester City Centre. There is more information on the university website, or check the Transport for Greater Manchester journey planner.

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