Haverstock Autumn Talks

Haverstock is taking part in a series of talks and debates this Autumn. From September to end of November we will be joining forces with some of the best well known architecture and construction sector organizations to talk and debate about key education and conservation topics. See our list of talks planned over the next few months:
The Revitalisation of the Chapter House Remains
20th Sept 2pm – Open House Weekend – Watermill Way, London SW19 2RD
Tom Gibb will talk about the challenges and constraints of designing enhanced visitor facilities for the Chapter House remains at Merton Priory. A collaborative design team have worked tirelessly to develop proposals informed by the historic remains of the Scheduled Ancient Monument and the unusual context in which it sits. The project aims to re-establish the Priory remains as a priceless piece of community heritage; providing a unique insight into its significant past while increasing the potential for the Chapter House to be made available for events and functions.
Speakers: Tom Gibb (Partner and Architect at Haverstock) and John Hawks (Vice Chair, Merton Priory Trust).

More info and bookings here.

Do we accept lower standards in Special Needs Schools? A debate on BB104 and previous standards
24th Sept 7.45-10am – Education Construction Network – RICS, 12 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AD
With the development of the next SEN/D Building standards BB104 and the inevitability of more stringent space requirements further to budget cuts, we question how this will affect the quality of space for young people with special educational needs. Haverstock has been consulted as experts during the drafting of the new standards and in this talk we aim not only to give a glimpse of what's going to come but also holding a debate with other professional SEN/D colleagues and the audience. Short presentations will follow a session of Q&As to allow interaction.
Speakers: John Jenkins (Founding Partner and Architect at Haverstock), Malcolm Reeve (Executive Director at Academies Enterprise Trust, SEND and Inclusion) and Melanie Foster (Group Manager at London Borough of Newham SEND and Inclusion).
More info and booking here.

London's School places: How do we build enough places?
2nd Oct 09:00-13:00 – NLA half-day conference – New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT
With a rapidly increasing population, London is facing a crisis around the provision of school places. This NLA half-day conference will look at innovative design across London's schools and examine how our existing stock and new buildings are providing much needed primary and secondary school places across the capital. Haverstock will be talking about their experiences in adapting and extending London Victorian Board Schools – making the most of their inherent qualities whilst also making them fit for 21st century teaching and the challenges of an ever changing curriculum?
Speakers: Claire Barton (Partner and Architect at Haverstock), Dr Sharon Wright (Owner, Creative Wit), Gavin White (Director, Ramboll), Joe Williams (Architect, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios), Peter Murray (Chairman, New London Architecture – Chair), further speakers tbc.
More info and booking here.

Mixing SEN Accommodation – what works and what doesn’t
26th Nov12:15-1:00pm – Education Construction Network Education and Residential Conference – The Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT
Alexandra College is a new initiative by London Borough of Camden bringing together an educational provision with short break accommodation for young people aged 16-25 years with complex Special Needs. Key to the design is developing an environment that provides true life skills and trains young people to live independent lives. Haverstock will be joined by the client to discuss the challenges and opportunities that have presented themselves through this project and how the team have tackled key design issues.
Speakers: Claire Barton (Partner and Architect at Haverstock) and Bob Rose (Head of Alexandra College Camden, McIntyre).
More info and booking here.

The Belham School, render by Haverstock.