Selby HSHAZ Lecture Series

Selby HSHAZ Lecture Series – An Introduction to Heritage from Buttress Architects

Are you interested in the history and heritage of Selby town centre?

How can we use our rich heritage as an asset to create a positive future for the high street?

The Selby High Street Heritage Action Zone has invited architects from Buttress Architects to carry out a series of public lectures about Heritage as part of our winter talks programme.

We will explore what heritage and conservation is and the process by which we explore the concept today when working in our built environment. They will look at the way that it influences development to historic buildings and their context.

The 2-part recorded presentations from Buttress Architects on conservation and heritage in the built environment will be followed by a live Question & Answer sessions with the HSHAZ architectural team.

The online lectures will explore what heritage and conservation is and look at the way it influences development to historic buildings and their context. There’ll be two recorded presentations from Buttress Architects followed by a live Question & Answer sessions with the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) architectural team. Click the links below to sign up to the events.

 

A Beginners Guide to Conservation and Heritage - What is Heritage? 

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 13:00

“Heritage is a broad concept and includes the natural as well as the cultural environment. It encompasses landscapes, historic places, sites and built environments, as well as biodiversity, collections, past and continuing cultural practices, knowledge and living experiences.”  Conservation Principles, English Heritage, 2008

Part 1 will focus on outlining what heritage is, what it means and what impact it has when someone is considering undertaking work to a heritage asset.  

Understanding the significance of heritage assets is fundamental to their care and protection. This talk will introduce the principles of conservation and how these are both the tangible fabric of buildings and monuments preserved through designations, and the intangible elements of our lives both in the past and in our present experiences.

 

A Beginners Guide to Conservation and Heritage – Responding to Heritage in Design

Mon, 6 Dec 2021 18:00

‘’England's planning system has the biggest single influence over the future of the places in which we live, work and play. The objective of the planning system is sustainability: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’’ Historic England

Part 2 with focus on heritage considerations, how we as designers respond to these and the requirements for statutory consultees like Historic England. We will also look at local policy and guidance and where you can find further information.

We will explore built heritage and what we can see of our history in the physical fabric, and how we can relate this to past lives and experiences and use it to inform the way that we approach building development.

We will look at what this means to you if you are planning to undertake work on a building of significance, and how you can use the heritage understanding to enhance the works proposed.