Design in the historical environment, Liverpool

19 April, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30

This lecture covers all aspects of working with old buildings on conversions
This lecture covers all aspects of working with old buildings on conversions

About this event

The talk will cover all aspects of conservation based design on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas. There will be a brief discussion on current legislation, what it means for the design team, and the client and some worked examples of how we have approached such challenges in the recent past.

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30

Organised by Merseyside Branch in conjunction with IStructE


Ray Makin

Ray Makin
Ray Makin RIBA

Following a career specialising in low energy design, Ray left a position as Chief Architect to a large Metropolitan Authority in the North of England to join forces with fellow architect Jo Provan in 1980.

The Practice was incorporated in 1996 and Jo retired in 2000.Ray is a long serving member and past chairman of Manchester Conservation Areas and Historic Buildings Panel, an advisory body to Manchester City Council's Planning Department, and previously Central Manchester Development Corporation, on all planning applications and policy documents affecting the City's most vulnerable areas.

Ray is an expert on design which is both environmentally and ecologically sound and believes in the re-use of buildings where commercially justified. He is also a founder member and past Chairman of Manchester Civic Society and was a founding trustee of the Ancoats Building Preservation Trust, a body committed to seeking the restoration of the City's mainly redundant mills, as well as a founding Chairman of the Ancoats Urban Village Co.

Andrew Burns

Andrew Burns
Andrew Burns RIBA

Andrew was educated at the University of Sheffield and has been working with Ray since 1993. He has steered the Company through the transition from the pioneering days of computer aided design to today's fully integrated design and communication solution.

Andrew is also a founder member of the Manchester Civic Society and was a member of the development sub-committee that advised the City Council and developers on future planning policy. Having worked in the USA for a time, he has a wide experience of different projects.