Retail Development in Historic Towns and Cities
Case study: Princesshay

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Exeter 26-27 March 2008

Following the EHTF conference held in Exeter in December 2005, we are now able to offer an opportunity to revisit the completed development with commentary from those involved in bringing it to fruition

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Who should attend?

Local Authority officers responsible for economic development, urban design, planning, conservation & transport management

Town centre managers
Planning consultants
Architects

Developers
Urban designers

Tourism professionals
Retail managers

THIS CONFERENCE WILL CARRY CPD CERTIFICATION

The Programme

Wednesday 26 March
Venue: Michael Caines at Abode, The Royal Clarence, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, EX1 1AA
6.30pm Reception hosted by The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Hazel Slack


7.30pm
for 8pm

 

Dinner with the launch of EHTF's
'Retail Guidance for Historic Towns and Cities'

Thursday 27 March
Venue: Michael Caines at Abode, The Royal Clarence, Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1AA

9.00am

Registration and Coffee/tea


9.30am

Tour of the Princesshay retail development led by stakeholder representatives


11.00am

Coffee/tea


11.30am

Brian Human, Chair, EHTF
The EHTF Perspective


11.40am

John Rigby, Director Economy & Development, Exeter City Council

The Planning Background:
  • The need for a scheme
  • False starts - BDG scheme
  • Getting it right - the process
    • Urban Design Analysis
    • The Project Team
    • Delivery Consent

The Scheme's Architecture:
  • Principles of the design
  • Materials/key elevations
  • Key design decisions
  • Pedestrianisation
  • Public realm
  • Public art
  • Access and parking

12.10am

Ian Awcock, Senior Technical Director, WSP
Traffic and Highways Management


12.20am

David Stuart, Historic Areas Advisor , English Heritage

Lessons Learnt:
  • EH concerns with original scheme
  • Process deficiencies
  • Getting it right - the keys to success
    • Analysis
    • A number of architects - and choosing the right ones
    • Team working
    • Quality design and sound architectural and planning judgements

12.40am

Sarah Wiggin, Development Manager , Land Securities plc

Delivering Princesshay
  • Site assembly
  • Early works
  • Scheme delivery
  • Lettings

1 pm

Sally Henley, Princesshay Centre Manager

Managing and Operating Princesshay
  • Performance - footfall
  • Key services
  • Tenant relations/management
  • Challenges of managing the public realm
    • cleansing, graffiti, cycling etc
  • Lessons for planners and architects - what the retailer wants

1.15pm

Lunch


2.15pm

Facilitated Discussion - lessons for historic towns
with both written questions and questions* from the floor to the expert panel


3.30pm

Tea/coffee and still some time to visit the shopping centre!

*Delegates will have the opportunity to submit questions after booking.

 

Fees (for individual, Civic & Corporate Members,
LA Members' price applies)

Local Authority Members Associate Members Non-Members
Wednesday
Reception no charge no charge no charge

Dinner (Wine not included)

30 30 30
Thursday
Conference 125 150 175
Full conference
All activities on Wednesday & Thursday
£150 £175 £200