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Adding New to Old, Building in Context 2008 Workshop, Barnsley

December 11, 2008

Adding New to Old   
Building in Context 2008

Barnsley Digital Media Centre, County Way
Barnsley, S70 2HG

Thursday 11 December 2008: 10.00 - 16.00

This is the second Building in Context event in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Building in Context aims to inspire confidence in developing successful designs for new development in historic areas and forms part of CABE and English Heritage's national training programme. 

Discussion, Debate and Practical Activities
The session will include a local case study (Westgate Canopy, Halifax) focusing on specific design issues, a site visit highlighting development in a conservation area and an exploration of the functional and contextual implications of development.

Guest Speakers Include: Ian Tod, Director, Allen Tod Architects, Fergus Justice-Mills, Director, The Civic, Phil Hawdon, Partner, Hawdon Russell Architects and Chris Wyatt, Barnsley Council. Chaired by CABE regional representative Helen Farrar. 

Participants will gain:

  • Skills and techniques to use when assessing the context of a proposed development site in a conservation area
  • An increased understanding of design 'language'
  • Interpretation skills when reading maps and plans
  • Increased knowledge of design in conservation areas
  • A chance to network with fellow professionals

Feedback from the last months Building in Context workshop:

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to discuss a site development with a range of people/backgrounds"

"Excellent! Really learned a lot and hope to share with others when building in context is raised"

If you would like to find out more about the session or the Building in Context programme please email [email protected] or telephone: 01924 215550.

To book your free place please email [email protected] or telephone: 01924 215550