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Restoring Madeira Arches
7th November 2018 at 7:00 pmfree of charge
The Madeira Arches need major restoration. The Council has raised over £460,000 through a crowd-funding campaign, £10,000 of which was donated by the Regency Society. However, this is only a fraction of the amount needed for complete restoration.
Our event will help us understand how the problem has become so serious and what now needs to be done. We will also ask how the arches might be used once they have been restored.
There will be plenty of opportunity for comments and questions from the floor.
Chair: Alasdair Glass (trustee of the Regency Society) conservation architect formerly with English Heritage and Director of Heritage Design at the DoE Property Services Agency.
Malcolm Dawes is a retired engineer and programme co-ordinator of the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society. He has read the various reports that have been produced about the arches in recent years, and will present a history of the various attempts to protect them.
Ed Morton is managing director of the Morton Partnership, (Engineers & Historic Building Specialists). He will talk about the problems associated with restoring structures of this type.
Nick Hibberd is Executive Director, Economy, Environment and Culture, Brighton and Hove City Council. He will talk about the options for the future of the Arches and the Council’s plans to restore and maintain them.
This event is free of charge and open to everyone. There is no need to book