“Trips to the new metropolitan and innovative regions in Europe”


manchester - trip program

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  Sunday 11th September 2011 Travel to Liverpool;
check into hotel
  first Day  

Liverpool One

Albert Docks

Pier Head

Kings Waterfront

Rope Walks District
1. Station
Focus Liverpool City Centre
Walk through Liverpool’s city centre guided by Rob Burns:
  • Liverpool One, a shopping, residential and leisure complex completed in 2008. Architecture: Grosvenor, Farrell, Vinoly, Pelli
  • Pier Head and Mann Island Development. Landscape architecture: AECOM. Architecture Museum of Liverpool: 3XN
  • Albert Docks, regeneration of an old dockyard – living, working, shopping, dining
  • Kings Waterfront, Arena & Convention Centre. Architecture: Ellis Williams Architects
  • Bluecoat Arts Centre, refurbishment and conversion of a 290 years old building. Architecture: biq
  • FACT cinema and Rope Walks District, neighbourhood regeneration. Architecture FACT: Austin-Smith:Lord
    Lunch: Alma de Cuba, St Peters‘ Church, Seel Street
  2. Station
River Mersey
River explorer cruise on the Mersey
  3. Station
Focus North Liverpool
Bus tour to the renewal areas in the north of the city, guided by Rob Burns:
  • Anfield and Breckfield Redevelopment; regeneration of a Victorian residential neighbourhood. Masterplanning: Halsall Lloyd Partnership
  • Stanley Park Stadium, Liverpool Football Club stadium proposal. Architecture: HKS, Inc.
  • Stanley Park; newly restored Victorian park. Landscape Architecture: Planit IE
    19:00 Dinner: GUSTO Liverpool, Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock
  second day Train to Manchester

Urbis and Cathedral Gardens

Barton Arcade

Piccadilly Gardens

Exchange Square

4. Station
Focus Manchester Urban Regeneration and City Centre
Urban Development and Regeneration in Manchester - talk by Peter Babb, Head of Planning, Manchester City Council.
Afterwards walk through Manchester’s city centre guided by Peter Babb:
  • Renewal Area, sites which got redeveloped after the 1996 IRA bomb
  • Barton Arcade, Manchester’s first shopping centre
  • Royal Exchange Theatre, refurbished former cotton exchange building
  • Exchange Square, newly designed inner city square. Landscape architecture: Martha Schwarz
  • Urbis, currently converted to host the National Football Museum; Short presentation by Ian Simpson, masterplaner of the Millennium City Manchester and architect of numerous landmarks around Manchester including: Urbis, Hilton Tower (hotel and apartments) and the Transport Interchange
  • Cathedral Gardens, newly designed urban space. Landscape architecture: Building Design Practice (BDP)
  • Transport Interchange; park and ride system, bus terminal. Architecture: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Piccadilly Gardens; redesign of a city centre park. Landscape architecture: AECOM
  5. Station
Meeting with AECOM (formerly EDAW) at the Piccadilly Gardens and visit to their offices
Presentation of their recent projects in Liverpool, including Kings Waterfront and Pier Head by Richard Green, Head of Design. AECOM were Lead Consultants for Manchester’s Inner City Redevelopment Strategy.
    Lunch: The Bank Pub, 57 Mosley Street
  6. Station
Hulme.Demolition of a 1960s housing scheme and redevelopment of an entire neighbourhood in the 1990s. Ground breaking way of urban renewal through Great Britain‘s first public-private partnership. Walk through Hulme with the masterplanners mbla.

  Dinner: Albert's Shed in Castlefield, Gthe UK‘s first Urban Heritage Park. The Castlefield area contains a wealth of Manchester‘s industrial heritage - railway viaducts, canal systems and museums. Address: 20 Castle Street.
    Return journey to Liverpool
  third day Train to Manchester

New Islington
7. Station
New Islington
New Islington. Innovative model for urban development – living, working and shopping by the water. Guided tour by Shona King from Urban Splash, the lead developer New Islington’s. Highlights of this project include:
  • „Tutti Frutti", a row of individually designed and built terraced houses following a Dutch example
  • Chips, Will Alsop‘s flagship apartment building surrounded by water on three sides
  • Old Mill Street, a once run-down street at the heart of New Islington, which has been transformed into a European-style shared boulevard.
  • Cotton Field, a newly designed ‘eco-park’, capitalising on it‘s rich waterfront. Landscape Architecture: Grant Associates
Masterplanning: SMC Alsop. Architecture: SMC Alsop, shedkm, FAT, Ian Simpson, Metz Architects and others.

Murray’s Mill
8. Station
Ancoats Murray´s Mill
Ancoats. Murray’s Mill, restoration of a former cotton mill complex. Talk and tour with Mark Canning from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA). The NWDA is the current owner of Murray‘s Mill and deals with the general regeneration of the Ancoats area.
    Lunch: Bella Italia at Salford Quays, Lowry Centre

Imperial War Museum

The Lowry

9. Station
Salford Quays
Salford Quays – from docks to quays. Urban redevelopment through flagship projects: Imperial War Museum by Daniel Libeskind, The Lowry, a theatre and galleries arts centre designed by the architects James Stirling and Michael Wilford and the currently being built MediaCityUK.
Tour through Quays and MediaCityUK with a talk by Charlotte Pritchard, Salford‘s Corporate Project Manager; David Greenfield, Principal Planner, Planning and Regeneration Salford City Council and Chris Findley from the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities.
    Return journey to Liverpool
    Dinner: The Monro, 92 Duke Street
  fifth day Check-out and individual departure; return flight