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Restoring and Regenerating Historic Buildings Conference

Tuesday, 7th September 2021 0900hrs – 1530hrs

This event will delve into the restoration of and re-purposing of historic buildings across the UK – highlighting future projects, best practice and funding opportunities with expert speakers from:

Historic buildings are unique. From their design and architecture to the history and culture they possess – they add character to towns and cities, but many are at risk of being lost. At this online conference we’ll hear from multiple speakers who’re passionate about restoring historic buildings and regenerating those which are in desperate need of repair.

We’ll explore the most exciting projects in the UK – from large scale restorations, to the regeneration of heritage buildings into new homes and employment hubs, ensuring we don’t lose unique and historical assets and making sure they have a role to play in our future towns and cities.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Historic England’s £95m High Streets Programme
  • HES’s plans for up to 300 heritage buildings
  • Victorian Grade-II listed building convert plans
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund’s funding projects
  • Rokeby’s redevelopments
  • Yorkshire Water’s plans to redevelop Esholt Hall
  • Leicester’s High Street Heritage Action Zone
  • The Architectural Heritage Fund’s grants
  • Coventry’s Heritage Action Zone regeneration
  • Selby High Street Heritage Action Zone

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:15 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:15-09:45 Conference Welcome and Keynote Speaker with Q&A

Duncan Wilson will open the event with an inspirational keynote, setting the tone for the conversation to come.

Historic England; Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive

09:45-10:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

10:00-11:00 Session One: The Potential of Historic Buildings Through Regeneration; Sponsored by Planning Potential

Leading figures at the forefront of historic building regeneration will share their expert knowledge, looking at best practice and examples of great regeneration and discussing their roles in creating inclusive communities in our future towns and cities.

Chair: Planning Potential; Niall Hanrahan, Associate

Historic Environment Scotland; Dara Parsons, Head of Designations

National Lottery Heritage Fund; David Renwick, Area Director, North

Institute of Historic Building Conservation – East of England; Emma Alexandra Sharp, Chair

The Architectural Heritage Fund; Dr Kelcey Wilson-Lee, Head of Programmes and Impact

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:05-11:25 – Breakout Session: Bats & Wildlife – Incorporating Wildlife During Restoration and Regeneration of Historic Buildings; Sponsored by FPCR

In this session FPCR will share their expertise in mitigating for bat roosts during historic building projects. They’ll discuss how bats aren’t a hinderance as some may think – by planning for protected species at the early stages of a project proposal, any timing constraints can largely be solved in plenty of time – and they’ll share how.

FPCR Environment and Design; Steve Roe, Principal Ecologist

FPCR Environment and Design; Andrew Brennan, Associate

11:30-12:45 Session Two: Revitalising our High Streets Through Regenerating Historic Buildings

In this session we’ll discuss the role the £95 million government-funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme, which is being delivered by Historic England, has played in unlocking the potential of high streets across England, fuelling economic, social and cultural recovery and breathing new life into them for future generations.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Historic England; Louise Brennan, Regional Director Midlands

Leicester City Council; Cllr Adam Clarke, Deputy City Mayor

Coventry City Council; Charlotte Stranks, Conservation Officer

Selby District Council; Eleanor Cooper, Project Manager

York and North Yorkshire LEP; Helen Simpson, Chair

12:45-14:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

12:50-13:10 – Breakout Session: The Importance of Cleaning Historic Building Façades; Sponsored by Thomann-Hanry

Cleaning historic buildings façades makes a significant contribution to their look and feel. Valuing the historic environment as an asset and giving it new life has also a cornerstone of the economic and social revival of our towns and cities.

Thomann-Hanry; Mark Styles, Managing Director

13:15-13:45 – Breakout Session: The Regeneration of Northallerton Prison – From Closed Doors To a High-tech Business Hub

Leading Yorkshire developer Wykeland will talk about their redevelopment of the former Northallerton prison, transforming the historic site into a high-tech business innovation hub, alongside a college campus, supermarkets and a cinema. A panel discussion exploring the wider place impacts of the development will follow featuring representation from the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Federation of Small Businesses. 

York and North Yorkshire LEP; Liz Philpot, Head of Delivery

Wykeland; Jonathan Stubbs, Development Director

Federation of Small Businesses in York and North Yorkshire; Carolyn Frank, Development Manager

14:00-15:00 Session Three: Major Development Plans & Projects

Historic Buildings are being repurposed up and down the country and in this session, we’ll hear about these projects and potential regeneration opportunities from the public and private sector – whilst discussing how they’ll create thriving new communities within heritage buildings.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Fahmida Nisa, Event Host

Rokeby Developments; Adrian Goodall, Director

Yorkshire Water; Peter Coddington, Project Lead

Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils; Rosie Burton, Conservation Officer

Citywide Investors; Zeb Iqbal, Head of Real Estate

15:00-15:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing their expertise and intel into the subject matter of historic buildings.

Rokeby Developments – Adrian Goodall, Director

Rokeby Developments are experts in the realm of sensitively developing and restoring heritage buildings and are in the midst of a multi-phase re-purposing of the Bakers Quay in Gloucester. Phase one of the project was deemed by critics as a massive success story and Adrian has now set his sights on delivering the same success for the Downing Malthouse set of buildings which will include the creation of a new apartment building and other mixed use assets.

Historic England – Louise Brennan, Regional Director Midlands

As well as her role as Regional Director for the Midlands, Louise has led on Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone Programme which has seen £95 million of funding which has delivered physical improvements, community engagement and cultural activities to revive England’s struggling historic high streets and town centres. Historic England have worked closely with local authorities, Business Improvement Districts, Chambers of Commerce, community groups and cultural organisations to deliver positive change; supporting high streets as they adapt to the challenges they face by investing in their local heritage and Louise will give intel on this programme and future high street focused programmes.

Historic Environment Scotland – Dara Parsons, Head of Designations

Historic Environment Scotland’s Heritage Directorate carries out research and designation, provides advice on a wide range of development within the planning system, and also develops policy and guidance for the management of the historic environment.  Dara will speak about recent developments in policy and practice, current themes and priorities and the long-term challenges and opportunities for historic buildings in Scotland.

The Architectural Heritage Fund – Dr Kelcey Wilson-Lee, Head of Programmes & Impact

Following a successful career at Cambridge University Dr Kelcey Wilson-Lee, now leads the AHF’s UK grant-giving programmes and is responsible for developing their metrics for impact measurement as well as overall fundraising strategy. We’ll hear about how they’re supporting the restoration and regeneration of historic buildings as they discuss projects in need of their funding.

Historic England – Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive

Duncan has been Chief Executive of Historic England since it was formed in 2015 and has a wealth of experience in the sector having previously held senior management positions at the Somerset House Trust, Greenwich Foundation and the Alexandra Park and Palace Trust. Duncan will set out his vision for Historic England for the coming years as well as commenting on the exciting work Historic England are currently undertaking and will also discuss the important role historic buildings will play in our future towns and cities.

Coventry City Council – Charlotte Stranks, Conservation Officer

The Burges area forms a key element of Coventry’s surviving historic townscape and includes three streets: The Burges, Palmer Lane and Hales Street, all of which lie within the Lady Herbert’s Garden Conservation Area. Buildings on The Burges and Hales Street date from the late medieval period through to the 19th century. Palmer Lane is also a medieval street which runs alongside Coventry’s forgotten river, The Sherbourne. Charlotte has been heavily involved in this project and will be well placed to talk about how they are regenerating the area and how this regeneration will boost the local economy as well as celebrating the city’s rich heritage.

Yorkshire Water – Peter Coddington, Project Lead

Yorkshire Water has revealed plans to redevelop Bradford’s Esholt Hall to create a flagship centre of excellence for learning and wellbeing. The building, which was closed in 2017, is set to be renovated to provide a venue for Yorkshire Water’s new training academy for colleagues and the wider water industry. Peter will give more intel on this scheme which will be a catalyst for similar plans to redevelop and repurpose the historic buildings that make up Yorkshire Water’s estate.

Institute of Historic Building Conservation – East of England – Emma Sharp, Chair

The IHBC is the professional body for historic building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts working across the UK, with connections to the Republic of Ireland. The organisation exists to establish, develop and maintain the highest standards of conservation practice, to support the effective protection and improvement of the historic environment, and to promote heritage-inspired regeneration allowing access to the historic environment for all.

National Lottery Heritage Fund – David Renwick, Area Director, North

The National Lottery Heritage Fund uses money raised by players of the National Lottery to inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. Since 1994, National Lottery grants amounting to £8 billion have been awarded to more than 44,000 projects have sustained and transformed the UK’s heritage. Thanks to this investment, we have seen a renaissance in our national heritage, transforming many of our great institutions as well as reaching into every community in the land, and improving daily lives for millions. David will join the session to talk about the latest renovation and regeneration of Historic Building projects being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in the North of England.

Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils – Rosie Burton, Conservation Officer

Despite the miles of rural land, Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils oversee a multitude of heritage assets, with 2,500 listed buildings within Wychavon alone listed as being historic or of architectural importance. Combined the councils, share 85 conservation areas, covering the historic centres of their towns and villages. Rosie joins us to discuss restoration and regeneration opportunities throughout the region.

Leicester City Council – Cllr Adam Clarke, Deputy City Mayor

Over the last five years, the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative has helped to transform Leicester’s historic Old Town area. Grants to restore 30 Historic Buildings, 5,000sqm of public space revamped and £10 million of private investment in the area are just a few ways that the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative has helped transform Leicester’s Old Town area. Cllr Clarke will join the session to speak more about this scheme and reveal future council lead plans to restore and regenerate Leicester’s historic buildings.

Selby District Council – Eleanor Cooper, Project Manager

Selby’s town centre is occupied by a range of historic buildings that reflect the shipbuilding, trade, agriculture and mining, that were once at the heart of the community. In its centre is the Grade I-Listed Norman Abbey, which still stands tall to this day. Selby District Council are amongst the sixty councils set to receive their share of Historic England’s £6 million cultural programme. The funding will help transform and restore disused and dilapidated buildings into new homes, shops, workplaces, and community spaces, restoring local historic character and improving the public realm.. Eleanor has been heavily involved in the project and joins us to talk about the importance of the heritage action zone funding to the Selby community.

Citywide Investors – Zeb Iqbal, Head of Real Estate

Citywide Investors is a UK based development and investment company that works with property investors and industry professionals across the world. They have recently had plans approved to convert a Victorian Grade-II listed building in Bradford into 190 flats. The Grade-II listed building was constructed 140 years ago, and until recently was used by Bradford College. The £8.6 million restoration project will include a communal courtyard, café, gym, and games room.

York and North Yorkshire LEP – Helen Simpson, Chair

Born and bred in Yorkshire, Helen is an experienced Chair and Board Member, with a track record in leading organisations whilst undergoing change, including enabling digital innovation, business growth and community development. Her non-executive experience follows a senior executive career with BT where she led digital growth businesses and major deals, developed strategy and built commercial partnerships before leading BT’s volunteering programme globally. Helen currently Chair’s Broadacres Housing Association, a provider of social housing, extra care and specialist provision in North Yorkshire. She also serves as a Trustee with St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity in their work with the homeless and vulnerably housed.  Helen brings expertise in leadership, strategy development, partnerships and collaboration including with government, social housing and charity and community development, as well as a passion for diverse leadership, including helping women leaders fulfil their potential.

Thomann-Hanry – Mark Styles, Managing Director

Mark began his career in construction over twenty years ago. Back in 2005, he first heard about a revolutionary system called ‘façade gommage®’, used in France for cleaning building facades. He introduced this system to the UK and in 2008 carried out Thomann-Hanry®’s first project – the ‘Grange Hotel Holborn’. Since then, Mark has been continually developing the company and growing its range of services. Possessing a strong business and leadership record, he built Thomann-Hanry® into what it is today – the leading company in cleaning and restoration of buildings across the country. The company reflects his outstanding work ethic and the sense of partnership he built with employees and partners along the way.

Federation of Small Businesses in York and North Yorkshire – Carolyn Frank, Development Manager

As one of the key campaigners to get high streets and town centres back up and running post Covid-19 and has been working on securing extra funding for small business operators that bring vibrancy, culture, and heritage to places to get them up and running again. As part of this session, she talks about how the FSB will work with all areas of the high street ecosystem, from developers to occupiers to create renewed vibrancy and reimagined experiences for users.

Wykeland – Jonathan Stubbs, Development Director

As one of Yorkshire’s leading developers, Wykeland Group are responsible for the Treadmills project in North Yorkshire which is an official joint venture partnership under the banner of the Central Northallerton Development Company to transform the former Northallerton Prison site into a mix of retail and a new Centre for Digital Innovation. Other projects in the region include G@Glasshoughton a 24 acre site set for business accommodation and several major schemes in East Yorkshire. With more lined up and a keen eye for town centre redevelopment, Jonathan joins the event to talk about what’s next.

York and North Yorkshire LEP – Liz Philpot, Head of Delivery

More information to follow.

Planning Potential – Niall Hanrahan, Associate

Niall joined Planning Potential in 2013 and, with a keen interest in heritage matters in planning, went on to specialise in the heritage sector. With degrees in both planning and heritage, Niall is experienced in effectively balancing the public benefits of proposals and impact on heritage assets. Heritage Potential is the newest addition to the Planning Potential portfolio with both Planning and Communications (‘Communications Potential’) already well established.

FPCR Environment and Design – Steve Roe, Principal Ecologist

One of FPCRs specialist bat ecologists, Steve has worked with bats on a number of historic properties over the last 20 years. The bat mitigation provided during these projects has allowed the renovation of our historic heritage whilst preserving our natural heritage for future generations.

FPCR Environment and Design – Andrew Brennan, Associate

Managing FPCR’s team of ecologists based at York, Andrew is a protected species expert and  has previously worked on a wide range of historic schemes.  Recently these have included the iconic Cliffords Tower in York and the redevelopment of the Grade II listed Doncaster Monk Bridge in Central Leeds.

Associate your brand with the Restoring & Regenerating Historic Buildings Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the subject.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session One: The Potential of Historic Buildings Through Regeneration Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 Sold Out
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Restoring and Regenerating Historic Buildings Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session One Partner: The Potential of Historic Buildings Through Regeneration

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Session Partner

FPCR

Best Practice Session Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Not only will you be able to hear from our expert and insightful speakers throughout the day – you will also have the chance to connect virtually via private messaging, private video chats and video networking rooms with other attendees. These include:

Representatives from the following have all registered for the event:

AEW Architects & DesignersLeigh Building Preservation Trust
Andrew Townsend ArchitectsMaber Architects
Anthony Short and PartnersMascott Construction
Artelia UKNational Trust
Avalon Planning & HeritageNewport Norse
Barton WillmorePlace Services
Benedetti ArchitectsPlanning Potential
Bradshaw Gass & HopePlatinum 3D Consultants
Burrell Foley FischerQuinn London
Calderdale CouncilRider Levett Bucknall
CampbellReithRochdale Borough Council
Carter JonasRokeby Developments (Holdings)
Citywide InvestorsRPS
Clancy ConsultingSelby District Council
Coventry City CouncilSimpson (York)
CPMG ArchitectsStaffordshire Moorlands District Council
CundallStudio Four Architects
Curtins ConsultingSunny Bank Mills
Dexter Moren AssociatesThe Architectural Heritage Fund
English HeritageThe National Lottery Heritage Fund
English Heritage (Dover Castle)Thomann-Hanry
HaverstockTurner & Townsend
Henry RileyUniversity of Malta
Heritage ArchitectureVINCI Construction
Historic EnglandW R Dunn & Co
Historic Environment ScotlandWest Yorkshire Combined Authority
IHBC EnterprisesWillmott Dixon Interiors
JLLWychavon District Council
Jonathan Rhind AssociatesWykeland
Kirklees CouncilYork and North Yorkshire LEP
LanproYorkshire Water
Leicester City Council

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Date:
Tuesday, 7th September 2021

Time:
0900hrs – 1530hrs

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Online – Hopin


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