Organiser: FBE Manchester
Location: HOME Cinema, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
The Manchester branch of fbe will host a breakfast event focusing on heritage and the reinvention and re-purposing of buildings across our city. We are bringing together a number of excellent speakers who are working on high-profile heritage schemes across the built environment sector. The speakers lined up are as follows:
Will Parry, Helical PLC. Will speaks about the new Trinity project on John Dalton Street. Built by Edward Salomans in 1865, Trinity was previously named the Prince’s Chambers and was used as a showroom for Lambs Furniture. In the 1990’s it was redeveloped and to include a large 30m atrium and additional levels. Will and his team have worked with award-winning architects OMI to transform the building into an exceptionally crafted, Grade A workspace, finished to the highest standard.
Andy James, OMI: Director for both the Trinity and Mustard Tree projects Andy provides an architectural perspective on the re-invention of historic and listed buildings. Andy will delve into the design challenges faced in the delivery of these two exemplar projects.
Graham Hudson, Creative Programs and Building Curator, Mustard Tree. The charity’s HQ in Manchester has recently won the 2019 RIBA North West award with the judges agreeing that the result aptly expresses the building’s use and programmes. Graeme will speak about his role on the project, setting the brief and the impact that the new building has had on the organisation.
Katy Lightbody, Director, heritage and townscape, Turley: Katy provides an expert view on the challenges and opportunities of re-purposing heritage and listed buildings. Katy will also consider what the future may hold for our town centres, reflecting on a number of iconic buildings in the City Centre which maybe facing a different future.