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Branch Officers

Chair: Paul Hartley paul.hartley@stockport.gov.uk
Vice Chair: Crispin Edwards Crispin.Edwards@HistoricEngland.org.uk
Branch Secretary: Samantha Gill samantha.gill@sevenarchitecture.co.uk
Branch Treasurer: Paul Mason ihbcnwtreasurer@aol.com
Council Representative: Crispin Edwards Crispin.Edwards@HistoricEngland.org.uk
Membership Secretary: Ashley Pettit ashleypettitmail@icloud.com
Communications Officer: Vacant
Events Sub-Committee Convenor: Jenna Johnston jjohnston@buttress.net

Area Representatives:

Ian Bond ian.bond@growthlancashire.co.uk
Paul Mason ihbcnwtreasurer@aol.com

Greater Manchester
Kate Kendal katekendallconservation@yahoo.co.uk
Jack Haw ihbcnwmedia@gmail.com

Graham Arnold arnold.graham.r@googlemail.com
John Hinchliffe jnshinchliffe@gmail.com

Mark Pearce mark.pearce@lep-architects.co.uk
Carl Thorgaard carl@grahamhollandassociates.co.uk

Isle of Man
Ross Brazier Ross.Brazier@gov.im
John-Paul Walker John-Paul.Walker@mnh.im

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IHBC North West Branch – Wythenshawe Hall

25 September 2018
Wythenshawe Hall

A tour of the restoration work at Wythenshawe Hall, led by the contractor, Conlon Construction.

Further details to be circulated, but register your interest with Kate Kendall at katekendallconservation@yahoo.co.uk
Albert Dock 175 Interpro: Transport

18 October 2018

The fifth in the interpro lecture series, celebrating the range of built environment
professionals that have contributed to the successful regeneration of the Albert
Dock. Led by the Transport Planning Society, Chartered Institute of Logistics and
Transport and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, this event
will focus on transport and connectivity in and around waterfront regeneration

Free to attend, but please contact klu.wray@hotmail.co.uk for more information
North West Branch – AGM

15 November 2018
Long Street Methodist Church & School, Middleton

The AGM will be in in Middleton, allowing us to explore the architecture of Edgar
Wood with David Morris, followed by the AGM and Christmas meal.

Further details to be circulated, but register your interest with:
Ian Lucas at ianlucas@bcrnet.eu and
Lisa McFarlane lisa.mcfarlane@sevenarchitecture.co.uk (please copy both in).
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NW Branch – Conference 2023

Adapting to Climate Change: Heritage and its Sustainable Future

27th April 2023 - 0900 - 1710, Chester Cathedral

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9:00-9:15 Introducon: Tony Barton,
Chester Cathedral Architect, Donald Insall Associates.

9:20-9:40 Welcome: The Very Revd Dr Tim Straord,
Dean of Chester Cathedral.

9:45-10:10: KEYNOTE: Claire Hedley
Historic England Strategic Head of Climate Change.

10:15-10:40: Jane Entwistle,
CARE accredited structural and civil engineer and Past president of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

10:40-10:50 Q&A
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break.

11:20-11:45 Sophie Norton,
Carbon Coop Project Manager.

11:50-12:15 Joby Howard,
Grosvenor, Director of Building Services

12.:15-12:30 Q&A
12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-13:35 2021 IHBC North West Conserva􏰀on Award
13:35 -15:30 Tours: Tower and Roof of the Cathedral,
and Climate Change Group Workshop.

15:35-15:55 Cordula Zeidler, Director & Heritage
consultant at Donald Insall Associates, London.

16:00-16:25 Kiru Balson + Ian Shaw,
Principal Sustainability Consultant + Principal Engineer
and Partner at Max Fordham .

16.30-16.40 Q&A

Members/Students £100
Non members £120

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Past Conferences
NW Branch – Conference 2021

Regeneration: Power of Collaboration

21 October - 09:00 - 13:00 £30
Stretford Public Hall
IHBC NW 2021 Virtual conference focuses on the importance of Collaboration within local Communities for delivering successful heritage projects. Conservation and Regeneration of town centres have faced many challenges over the recent years, and in addition to that, COVID19 has accelerated the decline of the high-street. The Power of Collaboration in Communities has proved to be a catalyst in transforming local places for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Communities have shown remarkable resilience and managed to overcome financial and other obstacles. This conference will provide an insight into inspiring heritage projects from the North West, and the neighbouring regions. It will conclude with a Virtual Tour of Tylzesley, in Wigan.

The conference will be of interest to conservation officers, planners, architects, developers, shop owners, local communities, and all those who care for their local towns and heritage.
IHBC North West Branch Day Conference

The Work of Faith

Thursday 18th October 2018
Liverpool Medical Institution, Liverpool

IHBC Annual School - Manchester 2017

Transport Infrastructure -

the backbone of civilisation

Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th June 2017


Meeting housing need in historic buildings and areas

Thursday 6th October 2016

IHBC NW Branch Day Conference
Liverpool Medical Institution, Liverpool

Conference website

IHBC NW Branch Day Conference
Homegrown architecture… Towards a new vernacular
Thursday 15th October 2015
Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester

Conference website

IHBC North West Branch Day Conference
‘I Can See Clearly Now’

The setting of heritage assets
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Liverpool Medical Institution
114 Mt Pleasant, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5SR

conference website

IHBC North West Branch Day Conference

Digital Heritage: new technology for the historic environment
Wednesday 16th October 2013
The Co-operative Group Head Office
1 Angel Square, Manchester, M60 0AG

conference website


Heritage and the High Street

IHBC North West Branch
Day Conference
Wednesday 17th October 2012

Liverpool Medical Institution
114 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool, L35 SR

Website and presentations: http://heritagehighstreet.ihbc.org.uk

Historic Buildings: Local Action

IHBC Reception and North West Branch Day Conference
Friday 23rd September 2011
Museum of Science & Industry Liverpool Road, Manchester

The annual touring Council and linked conference of the IHBC on 22-23 September will be in Manchester, as the IHBC’s North West (NW) Branch leads in arranging a reception and, on 23 September, its respected annual Branch conference, themed around Localism.

Conference report

Click links to view presentations (more to follow)
These are large files, please be patient if you have a slow connection

Setting the Scene: Localism in the Historic Environment
Empowering Local Communities - Chris Smith OBE, English Heritage
What is localism and what does it really mean for heritage? - Dave Chetwyn, DJC1 Planning
Asset Transfer - Hugh Rollo, Development Trust Association

Local Management of Historic Assets
Developing the Civic Voice - Tony Burton, Civic Voice
Action for Pride of Place - Professor Ian Wray, Oxton Society
Social Enterprise and Sustainable Communities - Elaine Griffiths MBE, Gorton Monastery
Compiling a Local List - Michael Scammell

Project Delivery
Funding Local Action - Sara Hilton, HLF
Raising the Stakes - David Trevis-Smith, UK APT

IHBC NW Branch Day Conference
Liverpool: Understanding Significance
Wednesday 20th October 2010

Liverpool Medical Institute
A day conference organised by the IHBC North West Branch supported by English Heritage.

Conference report by Keith Parsons, Principal Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire (click for PDF)

Click links for presentations

Morning :
  1. The significance of “significance” - How we define the terms we use, and the importance of using them Steven Bee, Director of Planning & Development, English Heritage Presentation
  2. Managing Built Heritage : Different Approaches to Assessing Cultural Significance Derek Worthing, Principal Lecturer at the University of West England Presentation For further information please contact Christopher Pound by email at : christopherpound@btconnect.com

After Coffee :
  1. Significance in Context : Some things matter more than others Marion Barter, Architectural History Practice Presentation
  2. Assessing Significance : from the left field Christopher Pound, Consultant (presentation forthcoming)
  3. Understanding the Unknown : Significance of the Staffordshire Hoard Stephen Dean, Staffordshire County Archaeologist Presentation

  1. The Local Authority Approach : putting PPS5 into perspective and practice Ian Bond, Conservation Manager, West Lancashire Borough Council Presentation
  2. Assessing Significance : some contentious case studies Garry Miller, Architectural Historian Presentation

Facing the Energy Crunch:
Energy Efficiency for Historic Buildings

Wednesday 7th October 2009
Liverpool Medical Institute

A day conference organised by the IHBC North West Branch supported by English Heritage.

How Traditional Buildings Perform: ‘Breathing Buildings’ Alan Gardner BSc - Alan Gardner Associates

Renewable Energy and Microgeneration Caroline Cattini - English Heritage

Keeping on the Right side of the Regulations David McDonald - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Quart into a Pint Pot James Sanderson - Purcell, Miller, Tritton

Reframing Climate Change: How recent emission trends & the latest science change the debate - Kevin Anderson University of Manchester and East Anglia & Alice Bows University of Manchester

Energy Efficiency for Historic Buildings: Existing Building Survival Strategies Mike Robinson - Indipendent Buildings Consultant

The National Trust’s approach to energy efficiency in historic buildings Dr Nigel Blades - The National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Low carbon Georgian Poppy Potter - National Communities Resource Centre, Trafford Hall

The Real Energy Performance of Traditional Buildings Karen Heverin, Oldham MBC contact: karen.heverin@oldham.gov.uk
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