Conference on how industrial heritage can boost growth

PRT is teaming up with two of the UK’s leading heritage organisations, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England, to deliver a two-day conference exploring the challenges and benefits of reusing industrial heritage buildings. 

The conference, Reviving Places By Reusing Industrial Heritagetakes place on the 1st and 2nd December at Manchester's Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI).

Speakers will include Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council; Tom Walker, Director of Cities & Local Growth Unit, DCLG/BIS/Cabinet Office; Jonathan Robinson, The Guardian; Rohan Silva former Number 10 Special Adviser and Co-Founder, Second Home; Duncan Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Historic England; Carole Souter CBE, Chief Executive, Heritage Lottery Fund; Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust; Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman and Co-Founder, Urban Splash; Sally MacDonald, Director, MOSI. Rowan Moore, the Observer’s architecture critic, is chairing a debate.  

The conference marks the Council of Europe’s declaration of 2015 as European Industrial & Technical Heritage Year.

The central theme is the re-use of vacant and at-risk industrial heritage buildings, such as former warehouses and factories. A particular focus is how such buildings are suitable for use by the creative industries - an important growth sector in the UK. The conference aims to offer local authorities, developers, investors, community-led and not-for-profit organisations helpful advice and guidance from leading figures in the sector.

One- and two-day conference tickets are available. More details here.

Tickets can be booked at the dedicated conference website ih2015.org.uk or by calling 020 3262 0560 (during office hours).

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IHC press release