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Knowledge Exchange Network – Creative Reuse in Historic Environments: Three Kent-based projects by three architects

The Knowledge Exchange Network is exactly as the name suggests; an opportunity for experienced officers and practitioners to get together to share best practice, shout about the successes and strategise the challenges!  

In this Historic Environments session, and in light of the Heritage Declares commitments, we will focus on approaches to retrofit and creative reuse in heritage environments.  Our speakers, from three different architecture practices, will each discuss an exciting project within an historic environment in Kent, considering the applicant’s ambitionlocal authority expectations and the key lessons learned. 

This event will be chaired by planning and heritage expert, Steven Bee, from Urban Counsel, with guest speakers from Kent Design member architecture practices discussing their current projects: 

Chris Bath, Partner, & Caroline Dommett, Associate, BPTW – Chatham Interface

David Gullick, Associate, Clague Architects – Bigglestone Yard

John McCormack, Partner, Hazle McCormack Young – One Warwick Park

This Knowledge Exchange Network brings together planning, heritage and conservation officers and practitioners working on heritage projects or within conservation areas. 

The Knowledge Exchange Network will include: 

  • an overview of the current context by Steven Bee 
  • live presentations by Kent Design members from across the county 
  • a chaired Q&A and discussion 
  • a Kent Design members only resource library of ‘watch again’ content, speaker presentations and key takeaways 

Kent Design Members attending this event are:
Ashford Borough Council / Barton Willmore / BPTW / Canterbury City Council / Clague Architects / Countryside Properties / Curl la Tourelle + Head Architects / Dover District Council /  Gravesham Borough Council / HMY / Kent County Council / London Borough of Southwark / Medway Council / Offset Architects / Sevenoaks District Council / The Historic Dockyard Chatham / Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council / Tunbridge Wells Borough Council / Urban Counsel

Key details:

Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Time: 9.15 – 11am
Format: Online via Zoom

Booking details:
This online learning programme is available to Kent Design member organisations. 

In order to make the webinars more manageable we are limiting the number of participants. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 2 places per member organisation. However, there will be an opportunity for further delegates  to view a recording of the webinar.  So feel free to  provide additional names beyond the 2 places per member and we will be in touch to let them know how they can participate. 

Kent/Medway local authority members:
Please ensure all bookings are made through your  
key contact or KPOG representative who will be able to book places at this event on your behalf. If you do not know who that is please email :  and we will let you know. 

To book, please email the central Kent Design email address :  with the following details: 

  • Name of delegate(s) 
  • Organisation 
  • Email address of delegate(s) 
  • Confirmation the delegate(s) can access Zoom through a work or personal device

Online platforms:
Once you have successfully secured a place on this online learning programme you will receive a Zoom invitation to the webinar plus as password for the Kent Design Members resource library area where you will be able to download a copy of the webinar recording to share with your colleagues. 

We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform.  We appreciate there might be a small number of members who are unable to access Zoom, so please do let us know if you’re unable to participate  and let us know  which platform(s) you do have access to.  We will do our best to help you participate. 

Non-Kent Design members:
There are a limited number of places available to non-members. Prices are £45+VAT pp and must be booked online here. 

Image credit: One Warwick Park_Hazle McCormack Young

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