Ipswich Building Preservation Trust brief AGM followed by
Guest speaker, Jay Merrick, Ipswich-based architectural critic, journalist and novelist.
‘Build, build, build: Are planners, developers, and architects destroying the idea of excellent ordinary urban fabric?'
Wednesday October 19 2016, 7pm
Jay will outline, and illustrate, his concerns about slackening planning controls in relation to the government's desire for accelerated project approvals and construction, in a climate where bad architecture is routinely marketed as "landmark" or "icon". He will also, in deference to the central interest of the IBPT, offer an exotic secondary amuse bouche: an illustrated description of how the Qataris, using British architects, are preserving key heritage buildings in Doha.
Venue: Isaac's Crossway Room on the Waterfront.
The evening is free and open to all; it includes a light buffet and finishes by 9pm. Our friends in the Ipswich Society are very welcome to attend and the AGM is short.
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