Heritage Open Day and Annual Awards Ceremony- Secular Hall 17th September

Next Saturday, the 17th September, Leicester Civic Society holds its annual Heritage Open Day, beginning at 1000 and finishing with our Annual Awards ceremony

The schedule is: –

1000 – The Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, opens its doors and is open all day for visitors with Civic Society officers in attendance.

1030 We offer you a free guided walk, led by Sir Peter Soulsby, the City Mayor. No booking is required and registration begins at 1000 at Secular Hall. The walk will roughly trace the lines of the old town walls looking at the history of the City Centre, discussing 20th and 21st Century developments, as well as the opportunity to discuss the future.

1400 – Annual Awards Ceremony begins

1415 – Professor Marilyn Palmer MBE talk – The Making of the Leicestershire Industrial Landscape – discussing change and development in the last fifty years. ‘Making’ refers to WG Hoskins claim that Leicestershire landscapes were rather tedious in comparison with the rest of the country and in this illustrated lecture we hope to disprove that

1500 – Ned Newitt – The Slums of Leicester

1400 – Presentation of Awards

Heritage Award ( for the best restoration project)

The winner of the Heritage Award is:

rg+p architects for The Gresham building – the conversion of the Fenwicks building into an aparthotel and meeting rooms.

Design Award ( for the best new build project)

The winner of the Design Award is:

Stephen George and Partners (RGP) for the new heritage centre for the Jewish Synagogue on Highfield St.

Both firms of architects are based in Leicester, and we are delighted to be able to honour them with our annual awards for 2022.

Heritage Open Day and Annual Awards Ceremony- Secular Hall 17th September