Event details:

Venue:The Baltic Roastery, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH
Start time:05:30 PM
Start date:08.10.19
End date:08.10.19
End time:08:00 PM
Book event

Did you know that Liverpool has lost many of its historic warehouses in recent years whilst Manchester has had more of its warehouses Listed by Historic England than we have Historic warehouses left! We must put a stop to this state of affairs. Even Listing does not necessarily safeguard a building’s future as the dilapidated state of Heaps Rice Mill above so amply demonstrates.

Come along and find out why it is so important that we retain and treasure these edifices of our maritime mercantile past, hear about successful regeneration of warehouses both in Liverpool and elsewhere and discuss how we can find imaginative new uses for them in the future.

MCS is campaigning to protect and re-purpose our historic warehouses by working with building owners, developers and local authorities. Your support for this cause is hugely important to us. This evening’s presentations will include:

John Hinchliffe: Heritage Consultant
Understanding the significance of heritage

John is a heritage professional and a chartered town planner. He is proud to be a founding member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). He has practised on a wide range of planning issues affecting historic buildings and areas in the North West of England and beyond for more than 35 years. For most of that time, John worked in the public sector, latterly for Liverpool City Council 2001 -12 where he was the World Heritage Officer. He is currently the heritage consultant on the conversion of the three monumental dockside warehouses at Stanley Dock.


Sarah Charlesworth, Listing Advisor – North, Historic England

Sarah Charlesworth started her career as a regeneration and conservation officer in a local authority in West Yorkshire, working widely in conservation-led regeneration and urban design. She has worked as a Listing Adviser for Historic England for over 15 years, working in the north of England and London, and has covered the geographical area of Merseyside for all of this time. Although working across all periods of architectural history and all building types Sarah is particularly interested in the buildings of the city of Liverpool, its maritime associations, and rich and diverse history. She was a member of the multi-agency Historic Environment of Liverpool Project steering group and implemented a strategic programme of designation work in the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile World Heritage Site, leading a review of its listed buildings.


John Moffat, Director, Capital and Centric
How can we preserve our heritage assets while also delivering a positive economic and social impact?

John graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Reading in 2006 and spent the first 10 years of his career with Nikal Ltd. During his time there he oversaw a range of developments including Exchange Square, a 603 unit PRS development delivered for LaSalle Investment Management. Property week’s rising star of the office industry in 2008, John has experience across broad range of sectors, and in 2016 was voted Young Property Professional of the Year by Insider North West. Since moving to Capital & Centric in 2016 he has worked on a broad range of schemes including Crusader, the conversion of a grade II listed Mill in Manchester City centre, and the redevelopment of the former Littlewoods building on Edge Lane.



5.30 pm  – Guests arrive for light refreshments

6.00 pm – Welcome by  Mark Lawler – Baltic Creative  (TBC)

6.05 pm  – John Hinchliffe, Heritage Consultant

6.25 pm – Sarah Charlesworth, Listing Advisor (Historic England – North)

6.45 pm –  John Moffat, Director Capital & Centric

7.05 pm – Q & A

7.30 pm – Close