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South west centenary celebrations event

Thursday 8 December 2016, Swindon Steam Museum

About the event

Venue: Steam Railway Museum, Swindon

Times: 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Octavia Hill, The Legacy and the Future

An opportunity to meet and hear from high profile figures in the sector who will be reflecting on the roots of the CIH, the ambition of Octavia Hill and how much of this ambition is still shared today.

Chair: Mike Ash - Head of Housing and Community Safety at Swindon Borough Council and CIH SW Regional Board Member

Speakers Include:

  • Wayne Hemmingway MBE - Fashion Designer & Trustee of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Come and hear an overview of Wayne’s career and life to date. Wayne will talk about his journey from running a market stall in Camden market to co-founding the fashion label Red or Dead and Hemingway Design which has created affordable new build housing schemes, turned around troubled estates and instigated a host of impactful seaside regeneration projects across the UK.

  • Karin Taylor - National Trust Head of Land Use Planning

Karin is a Chartered Town Planner and Landscape Architect who joined the National Trust in 2008. Karin will talk about her role which involves developing the Trust’s strategic policies in relation to planning, influencing Government and promoting “the right development in the right place” in tandem with the Trust’s objective of “protecting special places for everyone”.

  • Richard Hill - Deputy CEO Sovereign Housing Association

Richard became Deputy Chief Executive of Sovereign when they merged with Spectrum Housing Group in November 2016. Richard was previously Spectrum’s Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Programmes at the Homes and Communities Agency. Richard will talk about Octavia Hill and how her vision and influence paved the way for modern social housing.


Benefits of attending

Come and join the CIH South West Board in celebrating the CIH centenary year. This is a great programme with a brilliant opportunity to socialise and network with other housing professionals from across our region.

Booking information

This event is £15.00 + VAT for members and £50.00 + VAT for non-members.

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