When: Thursday 8th March 18.00 – 20.30
Where: Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
BDP’s Birmingham studio is hosting a housing debate to discuss the current housing shortage and the future demands faced by the city as Birmingham’s population is projected to grow by 156,000 by 2031. Architect director Mark Braund will join an expert panel of speakers including Councillor Sean Coughlan (WMCA), Jacob Bonehill (BCC), David Warburton (Homes England), Angharad Palmer (Pocket Living Ltd), Adam Willetts (Urban Splash), Caroline Mitchell-Sanders (CBRE) and Josh Allen (writer and historian) and the event will be chaired by Adrian Goldberg from BBC West Midlands.
The debate will ask if compact homes are a good solution to the housing crisis, should we be building smaller and at higher density, is less really more and what are the commercial pressures limiting development. The event will be held in Birmingham Cathedral, whose staff are very familiar with the difficulties faced by the homeless, and the panel will look at the responsibilities designers have in helping to alleviate this problem and how to create innovative solutions to make better quality housing more affordable. Tickets can be booked using the link below.
Building Brum is a cross institute built environment networking series for members of RIBA, RICS, ICE, RTPI, BIID, SBID, CIOB and the Landscape Institute and is kindly sponsored by Orangebox, EH Smith, Interface, Schluter Systems, Johnson Tiles, and d line eisenware.