Home is where the heart is: Meeting housing need in historic buildings and areas

Organiser: IHBC NW
Location: Liverpool Medical Institution

Houses form the highest proportion of all heritage assets, whether purpose designed or later adapted to incorporate residential accommodation.  Balancing the changing needs of homeowners whilst protecting the architectural and historic value of historic buildings continues to present ongoing challenges to architects and conservation professionals alike.

Meanwhile at a national level great efforts are being placed upon boosting the supply of new housing to the meet the demands of an increasing population and changing household structures. This has resulted in great development pressure within both urban and rural areas and heritage assets, historic buildings and or conservation areas, are no exception to this process.

This conference will explore the challenges of designing new homes within historic areas, consider how to sensitively adapt and convert historic buildings to meet the needs of existing and future occupants as well as highlighting examples of best practice both locally and nationally.  It will be of interest to planners, architects, developers, property owners, amenity societies, and all those who manage and care for the historic environment.

Conference Fee (to include buffet lunch and all refreshments)

Park Hill, Sheffield, before and after

Park Hill, Sheffield, before and after. Source: RIBA archive

£95 members / £110 non members / £65 concessions

Early bird rate until end of August: 5% discount

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