Organiser: FBE Manchester
Location: Radisson Edwardian, Manchester
Manchester has a wealth of heritage assets. They range from the mills and warehouses that powered the Industrial Revolution to the religious, cultural and civic buildings that have knitted the city’s communities together for hundreds of years. Today, however, many of these buildings lay derelict, underused, and facing an uncertain future, with the perceived complexity of working with heritage assets acting as a barrier to their creative reuse.
This event will look at ways of addressing and overcoming these challenges. The panel will discuss how we can give heritage buildings a 21st century function, without comprising their historic value. It will explore the increasingly important role of creative meanwhile use, and will examine how moving buildings off ‘heritage at risk’ lists can help strengthen the city’s offering, creating places that people want to live, work and invest in.
Allied London, Buttress Architects, Historic England, Manchester International Festival & Place Education