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A Greater Manchester Symposium

June 19th, 2018: 6:00 pm9:00 pm


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Come and join us at the 2018 ‘Greater Manchester’ symposium!

Manchester Society of Architects (MSA) is hosting a Greater Manchester Symposium on Tuesday 19th June. We will hear from speakers including the Mayor of Salford and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority portfolio holder for housing Paul Dennet, Theresa Grant Chief Executive of Trafford Council and the Head of Development at Salford City Council Shelagh McNerney.

The symposium will discuss important issues by showcasing some of the significant developments being built across Greater Manchester today. We will be extending our sights to the town centres of boroughs outside the city core. We will engage with the issues relating to how the current boom within the city is affecting development opportunities in Salford and the towns that surround Manchester.

“We are very excited about the symposium. We again expect a capacity audience to take part in a topical, design-driven debate about our region and the contribution that Manchester architects, along with the wider construction industry, can make towards the making of ‘A Greater Manchester’.” – Ged Couser President


This year programme will include a panel discussion chaired by Stephen Hodder OBE featuring:

  • Paul Dennet Mayor of Salford and the Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority portfolio holder for housing.
  • Theresa Grant Chief executive of Trafford Council.
  • Shelagh McNerney the Head of Development at Salford City Council.

There will also be presentations from:

  • David Rudlin Academy of Urbanism
    Chair of the Academy of Urbanism and Honorary Professor at Manchester University, on Greater Manchester’s growth and the methodology for that to happen in a sustainable and design-focused context.
  • Andrew Bamford & Robert Evans Project 3 Architects
    The partners in the Altrincham-based practice will talk about their role working there and how regeneration in the town is being driven by design quality.
  • Jon Matthews, Director 5Plus
    Jon will talk about the practice’s work in Salford, both at the university and in the city, which is focused upon high-quality appropriate development rather than that driven by value.
  • Tom Dobson Hawkins Brown
    Tom will talk about the firm’s work in Trafford and their master plan for the UA92 project.



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June 19th, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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Manchester , M1 5LN United Kingdom
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