NB: All times are approximate., however our start times cannot be delayed for late arrivals
All study Tours depart from the Ibis Nottingham Centre (address above) at different times, and return to the same location.
Depart: 09:30 Ibis Nottingham Centre
Return: 17:15 to Nottingham Station
Walk Length: 3.4 miles
Southwell is a small Cathedral Town on the western flanks of the River Trent catchment in the heart of the ‘Dumbles’. This unusual landscape type is characterised by deep cut narrow valleys in the Mercian Mudstone geology which are prone to flash flooding episodes exasperated by C20th farming practices. As a result of the topology, geology, drainage infrastructure and modern farm management flooding in Southwell has become a regular occurrence. This tour will begin with a short introduction to Natural flood Management research being undertaken on university farmland, visit some of the ‘leaky barrier’ schemes and follow the route of the Potwell Dyke into town. The local Flood Forum and Agency will be on hand to explain the key issues, discuss projects and answer questions. The tour will finish at the unique National Trust property of Thurgarton Incorporation Workhouse.
Depart: 09:45 Ibis Nottingham Centre
Return: Derby Station around 2.45pm & Nottingham Station around 3.30pm.
As with a number of historic cities, the River Derwent flows alongside parts of the city centre and from time to time flooding has occurred where the river has overtopped its banks. As our climate changes and flooding becomes more frequent and more extreme, the City Council and its partners have looked at how to strengthen the city’s flood protection measures, and thus protect the city’s
historic fabric in the process.
Tour Lead: Chloe Oswald
Chloe Oswald explaining at the 2018 AGM CPD event the extent of the flood defences recently installed in Derby
Depart: 10:00 Ibis Nottingham Centre; arriving in Leicester at 11:00.
Return: Drop off at Leicester Station around 15:00 and Nottingham Station around 16:00.
Leicester has been subject to global media coverage in recent years following the discovery and reinternment of King Richard III. Beyond the headlines, there has also been a much deeper development of heritage led regeneration in the city, including innovative projects to tackle heritage at risk. Most notable of these was Friars Mill, a group of nationally listed buildings on the edge of the city centre that were devastated by fire and poor maintenance. An award winning project resulted in the renovation of the heritage assets and the sites rebirth as a hub for small business. Looking at catalysts for addressing disaster and the projects that have brought investment to key parts of the city centre, the tour will provide a unique perspective on the recent story of Leicester. Attendees will benefit from the insight of key characters in the story, such as the conservation architects and conservation officers involved. There will be a chance to explore key sites, such as the recently renovated Castle, and the recently Scheduled Greyfriars area.
Jenny Timothy is Principal Heritage Consultant at Mott Macdonald. She works on managing heritage within the planning process for public and private sector clients, mainly on large infrastructure schemes. However in a former life Jenny was the Senior Conservation Officer at Leicester City Council. Jenny was involved in the instigation of and funding bids for the Greyfriars THI, the initiation of Leicester’s Heritage Action Plan which set out the short, medium term and long term priorities for heritage in the city, and the rescue of Friars Mill. Oh, and during her time at Leicester someone found a king in a car park.
BSc DipArch MSc (Conservation) FRSA RIBA CA
Sarah is a registered conservation architect with a Masters in Historic Conservation. Working for architects practice Levitate, she has been the project architect for a range of conservation and new build projects in sensitive historic sites. One major project was the sensitive conversion and addition of new extensions to the group of listed buildings at Friars Mill in Leicester,which was abandoned and then devastated by fire and structural failure. She has worked on a number of other historic buildings in Leicester, including the modernist Jewry Wall Museum.
Depart: 09:30 Ibis Nottingham Centre
Return: 12:30 Ibis Nottingham Centre
The grade II* registered Rock Cemetery is one of a collection of significant Registered Parks and Gardens in Nottingham. It was developed in the style of Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris; using the landscape to dramatic effect to create a garden of remembrance and recreation in the mid-19th century. Beneath the cemetery sand mines were converted for use as catacombs when the cemetery was first created. While there were never any internments the potential of the catacombs for alternative use and tourism are currently being tested. The tour includes members of the Nottingham City Council Cemeteries team who will discuss management and the development of future uses of the catacombs.
Tour Lead Nottingham Civic Society
Nottingham Civic Society have led tours through many of the heritage highlights of Nottingham for over 50 years. The fascinating history of Rock Cemetery has been developed through extensive research over decades. They have an active role within placemaking in Nottingham through the planning process, grade II Building at Risk project and the local blue plaque scheme.
Depart: 09:45 Ibis Nottingham Centre
Return: 12:45 Ibis Nottingham Centre
Nottingham Castle occupies a commanding position on 40m high Castle Rock. In the Middle Ages it was a major royal fortress and occasional royal residence. In decline by the 16th century, it was largely demolished in 1649. The ‘castle’ today is a 17th Century Ducal Palace, burnt down by rioters in 1831 and then restored in 1875 as an Art Gallery by Thomas Chambers Hine.
A £30m HLF project to transform Nottingham Castle doubling visitor numbers to 400k and creating an anchor destination within the East Midlands. A Hard Hat Tour showing progress on the repair scheme to date with the Architects and Project Team.
Tour Lead Cal Warren
Cal Warren is the Nottingham Castle Project Programme Manager with responsibility for the £30m National Lottery Heritage Funded scheme including a reimagining of the interpretation of the castle and extensive repair project. With over 10 years of experience of the delivery of major National Lottery funded projects including Limestone Journeys Landscape Partnership programme.
Zoe Skelding is Lead Architect for the Nottingham Castle Transformation Project from Purcell. She is a conservation accredited architect with extensive experience of working across public, cultural and educational sectors.
From the collection of Nottingham City Museums
Depart: 10.00 Ibis Nottingham Centre
Return: 13:00 Ibis Nottingham Centre
The Heritage and Urban Design Team of Nottingham City Council will take a tour around the city centre looking at completed and schemes in progress. Looking at the Carrington Street TH and Nottingham Heritage Action Zone as well as wider Urban Design schemes and placemaking. The tour will include discussions of the challenges of instigating and delivering heritage-led regeneration from Heritage at Risk to Area-based schemes.
Tour Lead Alice Ullathorne
Alice is Heritage Strategy Officer at Nottingham City Council helping to deliver the Nottingham Heritage Strategy alongside stakeholders and the public in Nottingham. One of the key aims of the strategy is to capitalise on heritage within the city through heritage-led regeneration including the Carrington Street Townscape Heritage scheme, Nottingham Heritage Action Zone and Heritage at Risk projects. Alice has nearly 20 years experience working in the public and third sector in the planning sector and delivering heritage projects.
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