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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings: Conservation in Action CPD Day

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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

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This CPD day is free of charge, thanks to a grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, supporting skills and training activities at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at professionals working in the construction industry, planning and conservation officers, and contractors.

Why should you join this CPD day?

The aim of this day is to increase attendees’ knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of conservation, repair, adaption and reuse of our industrial heritage. Using the major project at the Grade I Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings as a practical case study and drawing on the real life experience of the project team. You will have the opportunity to hear in depth from the design team working on the project about their experience including key issues, options explored, solutions selected and how / why these were selected

There will be behind-the-scenes tours of the work in progress led by the contractors working on the project, Croft Building and Conservation Ltd, as well as interactive Q&A sessions and a roundtable.

Our design team who will present on the day are:

Project Manager: Nick Hill, National Conservation Projects Manager, Historic England

Architect: Tim Greensmith, Associate, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Engineer: Christopher Blust, Associate Director, AKT II

M&E Engineer: Hugh Griffiths, Partner, E3 Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor: Mike Jones, Associate Director, Gleeds Cost Management Ltd

Learning outcomes

Delegates will:

  • Gain insight into the history and significance of the Grade I listed Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
  • Learn about the innovative design of the first cast iron framed building in the world, its legacy of success as the forerunner of the skyscraper and its weaknesses
  • Understand the technical challenges of the project from the design team – including options considered, solutions, lessons learnt
  • Understand the conservation philosophy of the project from the design team – including options considered, solutions, lessons learnt
  • Understand how the project is being delivered to time, budget and quality criteria

On the day

Further details about the programme for the day will be released soon.

The site tour will involve entering a construction site and uneven terrain. Hard hats and hi vis vests will be provided. Attendees should bring their own safety boots, or wear sturdy, flat, closed shoes. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact juliet.baillie@historicengland.org.uk

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

About Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Historic England are working with partners, Shropshire Council and the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings, on a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project to repair Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, the first cast-iron framed building in the world and the forerunner to the modern skyscraper.

Find out more about Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings http://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/visit/shrewsbury-flax-mill/

Follow @historicengland and @flax_maltings to stay up to date with the project.

Getting to Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

The site is located 10-12 minutes walk from Shrewsbury Train Station and is served by a number of bus routes (24, 25, 64, 511, 519).

There is free car parking available (please enter the car park directly from the main road - Spring Gardens).

Please Note

Places at this event are limited to two attendees per organisation.

Training opportunities offered as part of the heritage skills programme at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings are not open to Historic England employees. For further information, please contact juliet.baillie@historicengland.org.uk

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