UK-China Industrial Heritage Reuse and Regeneration Forum


As China enters a new era of development, the Chinese government is seeking to create a diversified and resilient economy which draws on knowledge, creativity and culture. In the wake of their growth, some Chinese cities have left behind substantial industrial building legacies which are embedded in rich culture and history, as a result the Chinese government is working to ensure that these cities lead an enlightened cultural path of regeneration. 

The forum is an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current issues facing city regeneration in China. Hear from Chinese representatives from development companies, urban planners, architects and academics about regeneration strategies. They will also be joined by leading experts of the King’s Cross and Battersea Power Station regeneration projects.

UK Speakers:

Steven Bee, Chairman of The Academy of Urbanism, Former Director of English Heritage

John Thompson, Honorary President of The Academy of Urbanism, Chairman of John Thompson & Partners

Kevin Flanagan, Partner, PLP Architects 

Peter Runacres, Project Director, Argent Development Company

Jason Syrett, Director, Allies and Morrisons

Katherine Watt, Senior Architect, John McAslan +Partners

Barry Sellers, Principal Planner, Wandsworth council

Eric Holding, Director, John Thompson & Partners

Jim Eyre (OBE), Director, Wilkinson Eyre

Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd, Directors, Michaelis Boyd Associates

Paul Owen, CEO, BOP consulting

Speakers from China:

Professor Wensheng WANG, Vice President of Tongji University Architectural Design Institute

Associate Professor Wei Gu, Assistant Dean, Jianghe Architecture School, Northeast University

This event consists of a morning and an afternoon session. For more details about each session click here.

Cost: 9.00am - 6.30pm Full day ticket from £75.00 
Morning or afternoon half-day ticket from £38.00

In association with the China Design Centre exhibition, UK-China Industrial Heritage Reuse and Regeneration

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