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IHBC North Branch – Regenerating the Ouseburn Valley
15 February - 14:00 - 17:00£20 – £25
Thursday 15th February 2024, 14:00-17:00
The event will be led by John Pendlebury Professor of Urban Conservation at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, assisted by Chris Barnard, Chair of the Ouseburn Trust.
This half-day event will focus on the ongoing regeneration of the lower Ouseburn Valley. The Ouseburn – a tributary to the River Tyne – has been a cradle of industrial development with manufacturing and residential cheek by jowl. In recent years the focus of substantial regeneration efforts, the area is being transformed by exemplary new interventions including the award-winning Seven Stories Children’s Book Centre; Ouseburn City Farm; and with new housing replacing vacant sites. We will spend the afternoon exploring the Ouseburn Valley, learning about the unique role of the Ouseburn Trust and its vision for a vibrant, diverse and sustainable future for the historic valley. This will be followed by a walking tour and we will finish the afternoon with light refreshments and a networking event.
The event (2-5pm) will start and finish at the Ouseburn Cycle Hub: https://www.thecyclehub.org/ The Cycle Hub, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU
- 14:00 – Registration: Ouseburn Cycle Hub – hot drink / cake on arrival.
- 14:20 – Introduction and presentation by Chris Barnard and colleagues at the Ouseburn Trust on the regeneration of the valley and the Trusts role in steering this.
- 15:00 – Walking tour of the area.
- 16:15 – Return to Cycle Hub for cake, savoury options, refreshments and Q&A.
- 17:00 – Close
RSVP to Michael Atkinson email@example.com who will confirm booking and payment arrangements.
Costs are £20 Members, £25 Non-Members, and Free for Retired/Students. Please advise of any dietary requirements upon booking.
Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Getting there: The site is easily accessible from Central Newcastle. It is 1.5km from the nearest Metro Station at Manors and is just over 1mile from Newcastle Central Station. There is ticketed parking at Stepney Bank 5mins from the Cycle Hub.
The event will be led by John Pendlebury Professor of Urban Conservation at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University.
John will be assisted by Chris Barnard, Chair of the Ouseburn Trust: https://www.ouseburntrust.org.uk/
Join us for an in-depth, accessible exploration of this unique urban regeneration site. This first class CPD opportunity is ideally suited to conservation, planning and design professionals.
We look forward to seeing you there!