Tuesday, June 20, 2006

National Mill Regeneration Conference

Stockport Heritage Trust was represented by Kevin Dranfield, at the prestigious Mill Regeneration Conference, hosted this year by Stockport Council.

The two day conference was attended by developers, councils and other sectors of the industry.

On the first day the delegates were shown mills in the Stockport MBC area undergoing or awaiting renovation. These included Houldsworth, Broadstone, Victoria and Meadow Mills.

The second day focused on the 'mechanics' of regeneration, planning, finance, recording etc. Followed by workshops intended to develop various aspects and ideas raised by the conference.

All in all a very interesting insight into our councils positive view on regeneration and the apparent enthusiasm of developers to get involved in this sphere of conservation.