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      Conservation and Engineering - Bernadette Bone (BB Heritage Studio) in Chester

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      July 4, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

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      Conservation and Engineering - Bernadette Bone (BB Heritage Studio)

      Britain’s railway heritage is rich and diverse. It includes a wide range of buildings and structures many of which are world firsts and span across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in their origins. New infrastructure schemes and ongoing requirements to upgrade our historic railway infrastructure often affects this rich historic environment.  Although many of these projects are driven by the engineering requirements, many would not succeed without robust consideration of the heritage issues.  Examples in Manchester include Victoria Station which has had a major refurbishment and the Ordsall Chord, a new section of railway which connects Piccadilly and Victoria Stations for the first time. In this talk Bernadette will present her experience of working on these railway infrastructure projects.  She will explain the approach and processes involved in working with railway heritage and highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with upgrading the UK’s historic railway infrastructure. Bernadette is Director of BB Heritage Studio and is a qualified architect with almost 20 years experience of designing in historic environments. Early in her career, Bernadette worked for practices that combined high quality contemporary architecture with a careful and considered approach to the historic environment.  Developing her specialism in conservation in the big practice environment of BDP, she gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation and accreditation as a conservation architect through the RIBA.  Having designed and led the construction of large-scale projects, Bernadette understands both sides of conservation/development discussions.  She works at both a strategic and detailed level to seek solutions to unlock the problems that frequently face historic sites.  Bernadette sits on Manchester’s Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas Panel, has been a panel member for the RIBA design panel PlacesMatter!  She is on the Blackburn Diocese list of Quinquennial Inspecting Architects and has had first-hand experience of delivering community-led heritage projects as a trustee of a small community-run heritage asset. 6pm hot buffet refreshments for 6:30pm start. Ample free parking is available at the venue IF you log your vehicle registration at reception upon arrival.

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