EVENT ORGANISED BY: Civic Voice, in partnership with The Glass-House

This is the first of a series of study tours that Civic Voice will be hosting with some of the previous winners of The Civic Voice Design Awards. These tours will offer participants the chance to visit winning schemes, hear from the people who led the projects to transform these buildings and spaces, and explore how great design can bring real benefit to local people.

All Souls Bolton, a much celebrated restoration of a historic church for community use, won the 2015 Civic Voice Design Award in the Building Restoration category. The project was praised by judges for its inspirational community story and for its ambitious and innovative design.

This study tour, organised in partnership with The Glass-House, is being hosted by All Souls and the Churches Conservation Trust, which led the restoration and renovation of the building. They will share their experiences of transforming the building, show us around and tell us about the difference it has made in their community. An interactive workshop on design will help participants explore their relationship with the design of the places and spaces around us.

As well as talking about the Civic Voice Design Awards, our Chief Executive Sophia will be facilitating the design workshop. Using All Souls as an inspirational starting point for discussion, we will explore what we mean by good design, what role communities can play in shaping their local places, and how great design can contribute to the life and well-being of an area.     

Sophia has been a judge for the Civic Voice Design Awards since its first series in 2015. The Glass-House has been pleased to contribute to the development of this very special awards programme, which sees local communities, not built environment professionals, nominating buildings and spaces for their contribution to their local area.  

This is a free event.

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Civic Voice Design Awards
All Souls Bolton