Skip to main content

Home /Events /CIAT North West Region 1-Day conference

CIAT North West Region 1-Day conference

This event has finished

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists North West Region Conference will be held at Spaces at the Spine within Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter on Friday 27 October.

The Spine, the new Northern base of The Royal College of Physicians’ is part of their drive to reduce health inequalities by being in local communities and having world-class facilities outside of London for regional practitioners.

Part of the attraction of our 1-day conference will be the building itself, described as: “…a groundbreaking, world-leading example of biophilic architecture, and was designed to meet the principles established in the WELL Standard, supporting mental and physical wellbeing for staff and visitors.” (RPC, 2023)

As such, as well as sessions relating to the three themes of the Conference:

  • Sustainability;
  • Adaptation; and
  • Wellbeing

The Spine itself will be a key part of the day, with tours of the 13-storey tower, situated at the top of the City with spectacular views of Liverpool, the Wirral and the hills of Wales and the North West, as well as the inside take on the building by its designers, AHR and its Facilities Manager.

The Conference will celebrate regional projects, practices and practitioners and will explore case studies related to the diagnosis of the challenges projects present and the practical interventions and approaches taken to improve the lives and experiences of those who use those spaces and building.

Kevin Crawford PCIAT, President will open the Conference and among the presentations will be:

  • The adaptation and regeneration of the Grade II* listed India Building in Liverpool as a new base of HMRC.
  • The refurbishment and re-modelling of The Spindles shopping centre in Oldham.
  • The adaptation of the 14th century King’s Gate at Caernarfon Castle to create an accessible entrance and visitors’ centre.

As well as several presentations relating to the comfort and wellbeing in homes, ensuring Inclusive Design is a key aspect of new build and retrofit projects, an exploration of climate change responses and a case for the potential adaptive reuse of all buildings, regardless of their historic or aesthetic value.

Architects’ Benevolent Society President, Eddie Weir PPCIAT MCIAT will bring the event to a close with a final session relating directly to your current and future wellbeing, supported by CIAT Membership staff, the Architects’ Benevolent Society and Hays Recruitment who will offer guidance and advice across a range of topics.

Book your FREE place by clicking here.