Should modern buildings be listed debated in Preston

Posted on - 17th April, 2014 - 5:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston

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Join a debate on modern architecture and a guided walk around Preston Bus Station.

The Royal Town Planning Institute North West are holding special Centenary Debates to celebrate planning. They are bringing together respected planning experts to debate the hottest topics of the profession.

Their next debate in Preston on 1 May is on the future of heritage and looks at ‘should modern buildings be listed’.

At County Hall in Preston an informed panel will debate the issue leaving you to form your own opinion on the future of our heritage.

Before the event they will have an informal walking tour of the recently Grade II listed Preston Bus Station, held by by Manchester Modernist Society, beginning at 5.15pm at Gate 3 of the Bus Station.

Listing buildings can be a controversial decision. It can be compounded by a lack of understanding of the historical significance of modern buildings, both by potential developers and also by the public. But modern buildings can often be given a new lease of life.

On 1 May hear an informed panel debate this issue and form your own opinion on our future heritage.

Included in the debate discussing the pros and cons are Chairman Prof Ian Wray Visiting Professor in Geography and Planning, and Visiting Fellow at the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, University of Liverpool. Chair of the Liverpool World Heritage Site Steering Group.

Kirsten Ryan, a private heritage consultant who works for a wide range of public and private clients. Kirsten has had roles with RIBA, the Globe Theatre, Mouchel and Heritage Architecture.

Eddy Rhead, a director and co-founder of the Manchester Modernist Society. Previously secretary to the North West Group of the Twentieth Century Society.

Mike Hawkins, a Director with Colliers International, specialising in development consultancy, office agency and investment.

Sarah Buxbaum, a programme leader in Real Estate Management at Liverpool John Moores University. She lectures on all aspects of valuation and also teaches building conservation to surveying students.

To register a place please email

If you wish to join the tour of the bus station, please specify this when registering for the debate.

Engage in the debate now by voting on whether to list or demolish our shortlist of modernist landmarks. Visit

See more at:

Tel: 0161 604 7799
Date: 1 May
Time: 6pm

Tudor Room
County Hall

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