We have joined forces with the Landscape Institute to sponsor its 2017 Conference and there is still time to be part of the industry-leading event.

With a focus on ‘Landscape as Infrastructure’, the un-missable two-day conference will take place in Manchester on 22-23 June at the Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH.

The event will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest and most transformational developments in the industry and gain an unrivalled insight into three of Hardscape’s most innovative North West projects via in-depth site visits.

The Programme

Day One (22 June)

The first day of the conference is jam-packed with talks and break-out sessions delivered by leading figures in the Landscape Architecture profession, beginning the discussions at the place where people and nature meet and ending with a dinner and drinks reception.

Day Two (23 June)

On the second day, attendees will be given the chance to take part in site visits touring some of the most exciting and innovative infrastructure projects in Manchester and Salford. There are a number of inspiring spaces for delegates to choose from, including some of Hardscapes most pioneering schemes, including:

Sadler’s Yard (NOMA), Manchester

Sadler’s Yard and the surrounding public realm is part of the North West’s largest mixed-use regeneration scheme, set at the heart of the city’s NOMA redevelopment.

Join Planit-IE and Hardscape for an in-depth overview of how one of Manchester’s newest creative and inspirational public spaces was created.

Altrincham Town Centre

Discover how an historic market town has been redefined with an ambitious regeneration programme that has increased property values and the prosperity of local businesses. Landscape Architect’s Planit-IE, who will lead this tour, has had a longstanding personal connection with the development proposals having moved the practice to the town in 2009.

Altrincham has been a market town since 1290 – in 2015, the completion of its regeneration has placed the market at its heart again, re-defining Altrincham as THE Modern Market Town.

Peel Park Campus, University of Salford

Peel Park Campus is an £81m development at the University of Salford combining student accommodation with cutting edge university facilities that flow together via an extensive public realm.

A complex project with numerous partners, this in-depth overview by Chris Podmore, partner lead at DEP Landscape Architecture, will focus on the complexities and intricacies involved in marrying the new university gateway with the extensive campus development.