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RTPI East Midlands

President's visit 7 December


Leicester City Council hosted President Stephen Wilkinson on his visit to the city.  His tour started at Friars Mill, the award winning heritage restoration project in the Waterside, where a fire ravaged listed building has been renovated to create a complex of 15 managed workspaces.  He saw the innovative SUDS system at ASDA, the multifunctional new parkland at Ellis Meadows and the DOCK business incubator centre.  Then visited the National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping station and the Wolsey Island housing development.  Lunch was at the LCB Depot, a creative hub of managed workspaces which aims to promote facilities for young professionals and encourage them to stay in the city.  The afternoon walking tour showed him key features and buildings in the regeneration programme for the city including renovations in the Greyfriars area.  The Richard III visitor centre was an excellent example of new development in a heritage setting.  Stephen then met the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby.

On the following day Stephen joined a panel of planners and housing officers to debate "Fixing the Broken Housing Market" at City Hall which over 60 people attended. (Photograph below)


debate pic




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    21 September sees the celebration of 50 years of conservation, with a high profile event in Stamford, with speakers Dr Jonathan Foyle and Tom Dyckhoff, Architectural historians and broadcasters. Contact us if you would like further details.

    Read Remaking the Past, a look at how conservation has been embedded within the UK planning system and how Skopje, a city in Europe has approached conservation.

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