IHBC Seminar 2019

The IHBC is the principal UK organisation responsible for the preservation of historic structures, conservation areas and landscapes. Members work mainly in local authorities and other publicly funded bodies like English Heritage, but also in private practice and UK conservation organisations. The Delegates for this conference will include surveyors, planners, architects, conservation officers, urban designers, structural engineers and heritage managers involved in the care and conservation of the historic environment. Conference organisers the NW Branch of the IHBC have a catchment area from the Isle of Man to Greater Manchester, including Chester, Merseyside and Lancs and will have a strong presence. Invitations will also be extended nationwide and should attract over 100 delegates all of whom will have a significant influence on the use and choice of materials and services in both the public and private sectors.

Seminar Information

  • 10th October 2019
  • 9.30am - 5pm
  • Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SR
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“Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage”

Heritage plays a key part in how we define our identity and, at a time of great debate over ideas of local and national identity, making heritage assets more accessible to a broader range of people is of great importance. Improving access to heritage can help promote a stronger sense of belonging and understanding of a place as well as stimulating wider
public benefits such as improved health, wellbeing and job creation. Informed management of heritage assets can help to sustain and enhance those assets so that they become better used and valued both now and in the future.

The conference will explore these interrelated themes, focussing on how to successfully
overcome the accessibility barriers that can exclude groups from enjoying and experiencing historic buildings or sites or participating in heritage activities.These barriers may be both intellectual as well as physical, and the conference will provide an opportunity to learn of new and innovative approaches to formal and informal learning about, and engaging with, heritage.

The conference will be of interest to planners, architects, developers, amenity societies,
and all those who manage and care for the historic environment.


Liverpool Lime Street, the main city centre train station. Limited public car parking is available on site. A map showing the location is available on the booking website. The entrance is to the rear of the building via the car park. The Liverpool Medical Institute is ten minute’s walk from Lime Street Station. Car parking is available locally at the Metropolitan Cathedral car park (opposite LMI), at a cost of approx £5.00 per day.


This conference will be of particular interest to companies/professionals who can improve and promote access to heritage by creating a strong sense of belonging and understanding such as planners, architects, developers, amenity societies, and all those who manage and care for the historic environment.


Exhibitors will be reserving floor space only and must bring their own free-standing display panels. Products and equipment can be placed in front of spaces. A, B, C, D, E, F to a depth of one metre. The location of the exhibition area and the numerous refreshment breaks will provide good exposure of your display.



We are offering a service to distribute product information to all delegates at the event on registration in a Special Conservation Portfolio. This service is available to both exhibitors and non-exhibitors. You will need to supply 150 copies of the item you wish to have included in the Conservation Portfolio by 13th September 2019. The prices quoted are based on one item weighing not more than 25gms. If you wish to include heavier items, please ask for a separate quotation.

Floor Plan

Click to view and study the floor plan, select the stand you require and contact Geoff Connelly to confirm your choice is still available.

Contact Geoff Connelly
01462 896688
Hall-McCartney Ltd, Heritage House
PO Box 21, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5SH

Display Stand Information

Please telephone to confirm availability of display space before completing the application as there is room for only 6 exhibitors.

Stand sizes and construction

Display Spaces
A, B, C, D, E, F     3m x 1m £365.00

Literature Distribution

Exhibitors  £95.00
Non exhibitors £125.00
Extra delegate (each) £90.00

Set-up dates & times

Thursday 10th October 8.00AM – 9.00AM



We are not anticipating any problems, neither the Liverpool Medical Institute, the IHBC nor Hall-McCartney can accept any responsibility for loss or damage. On receipt of your booking and instructions, we will issue you with an invoice to be settled within 30 days or by 10th September 2019, whichever is the sooner.