Maintaining Historic Buildings: Shape East, May 2012

Maintaining Historic Buildings: Rot, Re-Use and Calling in the Professionals!

Wednesday 23rd May 2012, Peterborough Town Hall Reception Room

Shape East is delighted to announce this free afternoon Masterclass, taking place as part of Peterborough’s HLF funded Buildings in Need programme: https://peterboroughbuildingsinneed.wordpress.com/events/

This afternoon Masterclass will provide professional expertise on the maintenance of historic buildings, allowing attendees to better understand how to protect their 1918 properties through maintenance, as well as possible adaptation and re-use. The session will offer legal, monetary and practical advice on maintaining your historic building, using both successful and unsuccessful examples to excite, engage and caution participants!

Topics to be discussed:

  • Buildings as an assembly of different elements with different lifetimes and maintenance regimes
  • Common features of historic buildings that need maintenance and ways of improving performance and prolonging maintenance periods
  • Some common challenges for historic buildings to be addressed in the maintenance period such as access and environmental performance
  • Statutory constraints related to maintenance
  • How to keep on top of things – maintenance plans and conservation management
  • How to decide if adapting your historic building is necessary and possible
  • The possibilities and constraints of adaptation – how to continue from here and where to seek help.
  • How to decide on re-use in both practical and imaginative ways

To book a place please contact Alice Kershaw, Heritage Regeneration Officer, on 0173317480 or email alice.kershaw@peterborough.gov.uk



Maintaining Historic Buildings: Rot, Re-Use and Calling in the Professionals!


Wednesday 23rd May 2012 




2pm Registration and refreshments  
2.25pm Welcome Shape East 
2.30 – 3pm Why is it important to maintain your historic building Peter Rawlings, Architect
3 – 3.15pm  Question and answer session  
3.15 – 3.30pm 15 Minute Break  
3.30 – 4pm Rot or Re-Use?How to assess options for re-use and how to prioritise between use, function and aesthetics  Tony Ingram, Architect and Urban Designer
4pm – 4.30pm Breakout session: A Case Study: Possibilities for Peterborough’s Guildhall  
4.30 – 4.45pm Summary and Discussion of Breakout responses  
4.45 – 5pm Questions and Close Shape East

Speakers Biographies:

Tony Ingram

Tony Ingram Presentation

Tony has been a Director at Jestico + Whiles for 25 years and is now Consultant to 3DReid. His work has been recognised internationally including 3 riba awards, 3 civic trust commendations, and has been published widely. He is also periodic chair of both South East England Design Panel and Essex Design Initiative since inception, and lives inSuffolkandLondon.

Peter Rawlings

Peter Rawlings, Maintenance

Peter has recently become an Associate Director at Caroe Architecture Ltd, based inCambridge. For the last ten years, he worked for van Heyningen and Haward Architects inLondonon a wide range of high profile heritage, arts and education projects. He also has experience of the healthcare and retail sectors. Peter trained as an architect at theUniversityofCambridgewhere he went on to take a MPhil in History and Philosophy of Architecture. Many of his projects have involved a combination of new build work with creative adaptation of historic buildings and he is a RIBA accredited conservation architect.



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