The Historic Environment and Sustainable Futures

21st February 2012
Stuart House, East Wing,
St John’s Street, Peterborough, PE1 5DD

Buildings in Need

This masterclass was led by Shape East as part of Peterborough's Buildings in Need series - - a programme of events and training modules relating to the built environment of Peterborough, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The masterclass was extremely well attended and had to be moved to a larger space to accommodate the number of places booked.

The session focused on the historic built environment with particular focus on issues of sustainable practice. It began with an extremely inspiring presentation from professional Chris Baines, covering issues from climate change and flooding, to open spaces, public amenities and community practice, excellently presented with case studies from Peterborough itself. Peter Rawlings then outlined the importance of conservation statements and impact assessments in judging significance, whilst Andrew Turton closed with a look at the practicalities and options involved in making historic builds sustainable.

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