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MARCH PRESENTATION: Nathan Cornish
Zoom meeting: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7pm.
‘How do we regenerate and attract people to towns like Huddersfield?’ will be the theme of a presentation by Nathan Cornish, Group Board Director of the regeneration company, Urban Splash. It will be given at the annual lecture organised by Huddersfield Civic Society and University of Huddersfield.
Since the early 1990s Urban Splash has created more than 5,000 new homes and 1.5 million sq ft of workspace in over 60 regeneration projects in towns and cities across England. In recent years it has also promoted design-led homes, including modular housing construction, in urban regeneration areas.
Nathan has been responsible for the delivery of schemes at Fort Dunlop and Rotunda in Birmingham, Park Hill estate in Sheffield and its ‘upside down’ houses in Salford. While still retaining responsibility for high profile developments at the Royal William Yard in Plymouth, and New Islington, Manchester his role now also includes overseeing the group’s £120m Investment portfolio.
Nathan has been with Urban Splash since 2002 and will look at what helps bring about successful regeneration and regrowth in industrial buildings and in towns such as Huddersfield. Why are some towns and cities successful in this but others not? What makes a building or a town centre somewhere that people want to come, live, work and enjoy? There will also be an opportunity to put your questions.
The lecture will be preceded by a short celebration of the 2021 centenary of the teaching of architecture in Huddersfield, led by Professor Adrian Pitts from the University's School of Art, Design and Architecture. This free event can be booked on Eventbrite.
MARCH: Annual General Meeting
Online meeting, March 30 at 7pm.
Huddersfield Civic Society AGM. Booking details and papers to follow.
APRIL: Zoom tour of new Manchester Buildings
Online meeting, Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm.
Jonathan Schofield is one of the north’s most successful professional guides and we were disappointed in having to cancel our tour of Manchester’s Northern Quarter with him in 2020.But here’s an opportunity to join him as he explores how this most dynamic of British cities has been transformed over the past 25 years.
MAY: Workshop on residential development
Date to be announced
Our webinar will look at the ways Huddersfield could promote the development of town and edge of centre sites in providing a mix of accommodation. This could support regeneration activities, improve environmental standards and encourage economic vitality and vibrancy. The workshop will also consider how communities can contribute more effectively to the raising of standards required from larger housing developers.