IHBC 2019 Full School Study Tour Options
All study Tours depart at different times, and return to the same location.
NB: All times are approximate, however tour start times cannot be delayed for late arrivals
Ibis Nottingham Centre, 16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FS
Depart: 14:00 at Nottingham Station
Return: 17:30 Nottingham station bike hire
Length of ride: c10 miles. Flat, very few hills, mostly on traffic free cycleways, easy to moderate difficulty.
Nottingham Left Bank Scheme' was the largest single flood defence scheme ever undertaken by the EA stretching over 27km, protecting more than 16,000 homes. Using City Hire bikes the tour will follow the 'Big Track' route from Trent Bridge through to Attenborough, taking in the work at the Memorial Gardens (listed and registered) and Victoria Embankment, Beeston Weir and Attenborough Village Conservation Area.
Tour Lead Jason Mordan
Depart: 14:00 at Urban Room, 38 Carrington Street
There are more than 800 caves underneath Nottingham City Centre, all were hewn out by man. The caves in the city have been catalogued by Nottingham's City Archaeologist, Scott Lomax, including approximately 200 that were rediscovered, by his research since 2016. The tour of some of Nottingham's caves will look at their management including the SPD and cave guide for owners.
‘If a man is poor he had only to go to Nottingham with a mattock, a shovel, a crow, an iron, a chisel or a mallet, and with such instruments he may play mole and work himself a hole or burrow for his family’ - Anon 1870
Tour Lead Scott Lomax
Scott is Nottingham's City Archaeologist with specialisms in Medieval Archaeology and the caves of Nottingham. Scott has amassed significant research into Nottingham's caves, runs regular tours of the resource including the Nottingham Cave Festival and has been heavily involved in the management of the cave resource through the planning system and the development of a Supplementary Planning Document and Cave Guide for Owners. Scott has 15 years of experience working as a field and development management archaeologist.
Depart: 14:05 at Urban Room, 38 Carrington Street
The Heritage and Urban Design Team of Nottingham City Council will take a tour around the city centre looking at completed and schemes in progress. Looking at the Carrington Street TH and Nottingham Heritage Action Zone as well as wider Urban Design schemes and placemaking. The tour will include discussions of the challenges of instigating and delivering heritage-led regeneration from Heritage at Risk to Area-based schemes.
Tour Lead Alice Ullathorne
Alice is Heritage Strategy Officer at Nottingham City Council helping to deliver the Nottingham Heritage Strategy alongside stakeholders and the public in Nottingham. One of the key aims of the strategy is to capitalise on heritage within the city through heritage-led regeneration including the Carrington Street Townscape Heritage scheme, Nottingham Heritage Action Zone and Heritage at Risk projects. Alice has nearly 20 years experience working in the public and third sector in the planning sector and delivering heritage projects.
Depart: 14:10 at Urban Room, 38 Carrington Street
Tour of Nottingham's leading Architects - TC Hine, Cecil Howitt & Watson Fothergill. Historic England's Research Team have completed a Historic Area Assessment of the city centre as part of Nottingham Heritage Action Zone. Alongside Nottingham Civic Society they will present their findings and inform participants of how that feeds into the Heritage Action Zone, Historic England Designation Project and Development Management.
Tour Leads Dr Jonathan Kewley & Nottingham Civic Society
Dr Jonathan Kewley is an Architectural Investigator at Historic England who has been conducting a Historic Area Assessment of the area within the medieval town wall of the centre of Nottingham as part of the Nottingham Heritage Action Zone.
Nottingham Civic Society have conducted significant research into the most important architects within the architectural history of Nottingham. They have an active role within placemaking in Nottingham through the planning process, grade II Building at Risk project and the local blue plaque scheme.
Depart: 14:10 at Urban Room, 38 Carrington Street
Nottingham Castle occupies a commanding position on 40m high Castle Rock. In the Middle Ages it was a major royal fortress and occasional royal residence. In decline by the 16th century, it was largely demolished in 1649. The ‘castle’ today is a 17th Century Ducal Palace, burnt down by rioters in 1831 and then restored in 1875 as an Art Gallery by Thomas Chambers Hine.
A £30m HLF project to transform Nottingham Castle doubling visitor numbers to 400k and creating an anchor destination within the East Midlands. A Hard Hat Tour showing progress on the repair scheme to date with the Architects and Project Team.
Tour Lead Cal Warren
Cal Warren is the Nottingham Castle Project Programme Manager with responsibility for the £30m National Lottery Heritage Funded scheme including a reimagining of the interpretation of the castle and extensive repair project. With over 10 years of experience of the delivery of major National Lottery funded projects including Limestone Journeys Landscape Partnership programme.
Zoe Skelding is Lead Architect for the Nottingham Castle Transformation Project from Purcell. She is a conservation accredited architect with extensive experience of working across public, cultural and educational sectors.
From the collection of Nottingham City Museums
Depart: 14:00 Nottingham Station - Bus to Boots Campus
Return: 17:00 Nottingham Station
Tour of Boots Campus led by Chris Matthews of Lincoln University and chair of the East Midlands 20th Century Society. Includes an internationally significant collection (two grade 1 and one grade II* from 1930-70) of 20th century modernist buildings nationally on the 170th year of the establishment of Boots in Nottingham. The tour includes resources from Boots extensive archive.
Tour Lead Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews is a graphic design lecturer and historian. He is chair of the East Midlands Committee of the 20th Century Society and has written a number of books on modernism and social housing. Research topics include an indepth investigation into the Boots Archive.
Start: 14:30 The Urban Room, 38 Carrington Street
Seminar about how to deal with vacant historic buildings with speakers to look at pro-active measures to avoid fire and anti-social behaviour including examples of meanwhile uses.
Lead Kathryn Moore
Kathryn Moore is Chair of the Midlands Heritage Trust Network Committee and works as the Heritage at Risk Solutions Manager at Heritage Lincolnshire with extensive knowledge of developing solutions for heritage and delivering heritage skills programmes and projects.
Additional post tour option - Green Issues seminar
(for those returned from tours)
Lead by John Preston & John Edwards
PAS 2035 and the opportunities and challenges of Green issues
7:40pm Welcome to the evening – Liz Mayle, IHBC East Midlands Branch Chair
7:45pm Introduction to Nottingham - Elain Harwood
8:00pm Introduction to St Mary’s Church – Paul Sibly
8:05pm IHBC Chair opens the Annual School
8:10pm Drinks, food and networking
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