Visualising the future of Manchester post-HS2 – Piccadilly Strategic Regeneration Framework
By 2033, HS2 will reduce journey times between Manchester and London, bringing businesses closer together and further promoting our city as a world class business location. With the arrival of HS2 to Manchester Piccadilly, the station and surrounding area represents a huge opportunity for the city which could lead to 40,000 new jobs, 13,000 new homes and over 820,000m2 of commercial development
Bennetts Associates has been working with Manchester City Council and TfGM to visualise the potential future of the Piccadilly area and will present the recently approved Piccadilly Strategic Regeneration Framework to members and lead a discussion on the future of the area with the arrival of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.
Adam Richmond, CPC Project Services Limited, will then chair a panel discussion and Q&A with Adrian Lonsdale - Associate Director, Bennetts Associates, Martin Lax - Head of Development for Transport for Greater Manchester and Pat Bartoli - Head of City Centre Growth and Regeneration for Manchester City Council.
About the Speakers:
Adam has 13 years’ experience in developing and delivering some of the North West’s highest profile public transport projects.
He is the Chair of the pro-manchester’s Transport & Infrastructure Sector Group and is currently working on the Northern Powerhouse Rail Programme.
Patricia Bartoli joined Manchester City Council in 1990 to work in the Race Unit on initiatives to foster intercommunity tolerance. Since then she has held a number of senior posts within the Policy Unit of the Chief Executive’s Department, including Head of Strategic Developments. Patricia has lead a number of city projects including the development of the City Centre Strategic Plan, the establishment of the Manchester City Centre Management Company, the development of Education Action Zones and delivery of high profile regeneration strategies.
In 2007, Patricia became Head of the City Centre Regeneration Team, which drives the ongoing regeneration of the city centre, and works with major partners to deliver the city growth objectives. The team is responsible for the delivery of a number of high profile schemes within the city including The Factory, HOME, Spinningfields, First Street, the NOMA regeneration scheme, St Michaels, the redevelopment of the city’s Civic Quarter and Medieval Quarter, HS2/Piccadilly, Mayfield and other major transport schemes affecting the city centre.
Adrian has been leading the Bennetts Associates’ Manchester studio since it launched in 2015. He has steered the recently approved Manchester Piccadilly Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) which sets out a strategy to maximise the economic growth potential offered by HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. Additionally he worked on the North Campus and Mayfield SRFs and the Manchester Airport HS2 station and adjacent masterplan area.
Prior to establishing Bennetts Associates’ presence in Manchester, Adrian worked at the London studio for nine years where he was involved in key transport projects including Ealing Broadway’s Crossrail Station. Additionally he was part of the team for the RIBA InterNational Award winner 40 Chancery Lane in the City of London, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Transformation in Stratford-upon-Avon which was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2011 and he oversaw work on the new training and operations Peel Centre for the Metropolitan Police in Hendon which completed in 2016.
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