What's on

The beginning of this month see’s the opening of temporary pop up, Eds Place located in the former George Henry Lee building in Liverpool City Centre.  Organised by our friends at PlacED, we look forward to joining them in 3 weeks of exhibitions, expos and activities aimed to start a discussion of how the public can engage with and shape the built environment.

We’re also delighted to welcome out two new recruits, Flynn and Maria, to the HSA team! Flynn is a graduate from Manchester University and Maria has travelled all the way from Wellington after completing a term at Liverpool University last year.  Abby will be starting her Part 2 at Central St. Martins in London and we wish her lots of luck.

Phase 1 of Wargrave House is due to complete early this month, a special educational needs project we have been involved in for several years.  Look out for site photos and the interesting approach to wayfinding and use of colour we have introduced resulting from research we undertook around Autism and in consultation with the enthusiastic teaching staff there.

Liverpool has a rich history and this month some of the city’s most beautiful placesthrow open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Giving the public a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences, all for free! Most tours are available via drop in. For more information click here:

Our green neighbour, Sefton Park, is hosting it’s very own food and drink festival. With over 30 local vendors, Sefton Park welcomes all to come try the finest and most varied cuisine in the city. For more information, follow:

This year HSA has been welcoming visitors from literally every corner of the globe to our Air BnB on Penny Lane.  We’ve even been nominated as a ‘Super Host’ and this month marks the one year anniversary! The apartment is perfect for a relaxed weekend away for families or groups of friends. If you’re interested in staying, follow the link:


We’re excited to attend a range of lectures this month to better our understanding of how cross field collaboration and unique innovation are shaping our environments future.

First up,  ‘Bluecoats: Architects + Maker’ a lecture on how craftmakers are having an increasing role in Architecture and public space.

On the 24thwe are attending ‘Building the next generation’, a lecture on the importance of skills, diversity and ‘building an attractive [construction] sector to work in.’

We’re also looking forward to Finn Williams, co- founder of public practice, talk as part of the RIBA inspiration lecture series. Public Practice strives to inspire a new generation of planners within local government to shape places for the public good.