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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: Ian Lucas ianlucas@bcrnet.eu
Branch Treasurer: Paul Mason ihbcnwtreasurer@aol.com
Council Representative: Crispin Edwards Crispin.Edwards@HistoricEngland.org.uk
Membership Secretary: Ashley Pettit ashleypettitmail@icloud.com
Branch Communications/Publicity: Jack Haw jack.haw@turley.co.uk
Events Sub-Committee Convenor: Katie Wray klu.wray@hotmail.co.uk

Area Representatives:

Diane Vaughton D.Vaughton@preston.gov.uk
Paul Mason ihbcnwtreasurer@aol.com

Greater Manchester
Kate Kendal katekendallconservation@yahoo.co.uk
Marion Barter marion@marionbarter.co.uk

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

Jerry Spencer jerryspencer@btinternet.com
Mark Pearce mark.pearce@lep-architects.co.uk

Isle of Man
Ashley Petit Ashley@apa-iom.com

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Dreadnought Tiles Factory Tour

Thursday 18th October 2018 

Dreadnought Tiles have offered IHBC NW members a factory tour on 19th June from 12 noon to 3 p.m. with minibus transport from Stockport Railway Station (and back) including a buffet lunch, presentation and tour. There will be no charge for this event. See further details at:https://www.dreadnought-tiles. co.uk/Conservation_Heritage_ Day.html

If you are interested please email Paul Hartley at paul.hartley@stockport.gov.uk. Places will be limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.


Anthony Grimshaw retrospective, a joint event with Manchester Modernist Society

29 June / 6 July TBC

Born in 1936, Grimshaw formed Anthony Grimshaw Associates in Wigan, Lancashire in 1962. He had studied at Manchester Art School followed by Town Planning and Urban Design at Liverpool. The work of the office went from individual (strongly Modernist) house projects in the 1960s to schools and churches in the 1970s and ’80s, to Wigan’s first purpose-built hospice in the 1990s, and more recently church conservation work. His £57,500 garden gazebo in the grounds of a Modernist house at Alderley Edge – also designed by Grimshaw – won an RIBA award, together with the very first Architects’ Journal Small Projects Award in 1996. Two recent conservation projects were shortlisted by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings for their John Betjeman Award and there were several mentions in Pevsner over the years.


Albert Dock 175 Interpro: Architecture

October TBC - 18:00 - 20.00

The seventh 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 RIBA and the Liverpool Society of Architects, this event will focus on the architecture, past and present, of the Albert Dock. Free to attend.

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IHBC North West Branch Day Conference

The Work of Faith

Thursday 18th October 2018
Liverpool Medical Institution, Liverpool

Past Conferences
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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