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Conference Set To Celebrate Cornwall's Built Environment

Objective One, in partnership with the University of Plymouth are hosting a conference on sustainable architecture, on 22nd and 23rd of September at the CUC Hub Campus at Tremough, to celebrate the considerable investment in Cornwall's built environment over the past three years.

The two-day conference will present speakers including RIBA president George Ferguson and representatives from Future Foundations and CABE Southwest, who will describe their approaches and take part in a wide-ranging discussion about Cornwall's particular needs.

Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: "This conference sets out to highlight the iconic buildings that have been produced with the support of Objective One investment. Sustainability, education and wealth creation are key factors in the programme and these buildings are concrete examples of the region's aspirations."

On the second day delegates will be taken on a tour of some of the buildings that have benefited from Objective One investment. The tour will include the Knowledge Spa in Truro, which houses part of the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Plymouth faculty of health and social care; the CUC Tremough campus, which has been regional winner in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors awards, the Eden Project and Mount Pleasant Eco-Park.

The conference will stimulate debate between experts and professionals in the industry on the value of an environmentally friendly approach to construction in diverse and rural settings.

For further information please contact Rachael Clayton at Ashley Events on 01579 370991.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in The Knowledge Spa, the CUC, the Eden Project and Mount Pleasant Eco-Park through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Editor's notes:

Objective One Architecture for Sustainability Programme - Thursday 22 September

1145 Delegates' Registration

1215 Lunch

1315 Carleen Kelemen
Director of the Objective One Partnership
Introduction to Objective One and Cornwall

1330 Professor Steven Parissien
Dean of Arts, University of Plymouth (Chair)
Welcome and Introduction

1345 Mark Pearson
Director, CABE Southwest
Learning from Lerryn

1430 Ian Moore
Somerset College of Art & Technology
The Genesis Project

1515 Tea

1530 Seminar

1630 Linda Watson
University of Plymouth
Local Distinctiveness and Cultural Sustainability

1715 Lesley Seymour
Future Foundations
Sustainable Construction in the Southwest

1800 Drinks and optional tour of the Tremough Campus

1900 Dinner

2030 George Ferguson
President, RIBA
title tbc

Friday 23 September

0800 Breakfast

0900 Tour of sustainable architectural sites in Cornwall

1300 Lunch

1500 End of conference


Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

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