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  • 321 Bradford St
  • Birmingham, B5
  • United Kingdom

Birmingham is well-known as a city that continually reinvents itself. Often this means the demolition of areas of our built heritage but is this approach the right way to make a new, bright, shiny and better future. What does this approach say about how we view and celebrate our built heritage?

What is our built heritage? Surely it is the terracotta halls, the stone columns, the crooked timber frame but what about the pre-cast concrete panels? When we talk of built heritage, it often focuses on buildings, but what about the spaces between them - the streets, the squares and the parks?

Birmingham Civic Society will bring together a panel that will debate how we can better celebrate our built heritage with an opportunity for questions and discussions with the audience. 

Gavin Orton - Birmingham Civic Society Trustee and Planning Committee Chair / RIBA West Midlands Regional Chair / Associate Architect at BPN Architects. 


Stephen Hartland - The Victorian Society
Joe Holyoak - The 20th Century Society  
Katie Kershaw - BCS Planning Committee / BYPY 2015 Winner
Nicholas Molynueux - Historic England
Kelvin Rose - Birmingham Trees for Life



This event is free of charge.

To book a place please follow this link: TICKETS


An event by: Associated Architects and the Birmingham Civic Society

Organised in association with: Birmingham Post, RIBA West Midlands and the Heritage Lottery Fund.