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SEDA Conference and AGM 2017: Conservation / Restoration / Retrofit

Date: Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017

Location: Stirling – The Engine Shed, Hermanns Restaurant, The Golden Lion

Start time: Friday – 10am / Saturday – 9.30am


This year SEDA will head to The Engine Shed in Stirling – Scotland's new building conservation centre. Inspired by the venue, this year's theme is Conservation / Restoration / Retrofit.

We'll start the conference at The Engine Shed at Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ. Scotland's new building conservation centre inspires this year's theme – Conservation / Restoration / Retrofit

10.00 - 10.30 Registration – tea / coffee / cakes

10.30 – 10.45 Welcome / introduction

10.45 – 11.15  Working on the Engine Shed (Graham Briggs)

11.20 – 12.30 The Engine Shed – building introduction and tour

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 Heritage and Conservation of Turf Building from Iceland (Emma & Sue)

14.00 – 14.30 Earth Plasters (Becky Little)  

14.30 – 15.00 Pagoda, Kew Gardens (Catherine Cosgrove, Austin Smith Lord)

15.00 – 15.30 Tea / coffee

15.30 – 16.15 Restoration of Glasgow School of Art & Library (Natalia Burakowska and John Brown, Page Park)  

16.15 – 17.00 Hab-lab + Under One Roof (John Gilbert Architects)

17.00 – 17.30 Woodside High Rise Enerphit Project (Rupert Daly, Collective Architecture)

17.30 – 17.45 Thank you (from SEDA Chair Chris Stewart)

17.45 – 1930 Check in at accommodation / pitch tents

19.30 Dinner at Hermanns Restaurant, 58 Broad Street, Stirling FK8 1EF – 01786 450 632

We have booked 12 pitches at Blairdrummond Caravan Parkeach taking a 2-3 person tent only. If you wish to book a pitch, please add this option to your order.

We have booked Hermanns Restaurant in Stirling at 7.30pmwhich offers a 2 or 3 course set menu. If you would like to join us for the dinner, please look at the menu and add either the 2 course (£18.50) or 3 course (£21.50) dinner to your order. Please note this excludes drinks and some menu options have an additional cost (ie steak).

Hermanns Restaurant
58 Broad Street
Stirling FK8 1EF
01786 450 632

We'll meet at the Golden Lion Hotel at 8-10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1DQ at 0930 hours.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration – tea / coffee / pastries

10.00 – 11.00 Welcome & AGM

11.00 – 11.20 KJ Awards

11.20 – 11.40 SEDA Build School update (Gillies MacPhail) 

11.40 – 12.00 100 Sustainable Scottish Buildings Book (Richard Atkins) 

12.00 – 12.15 Photography competition reminder (Heather Harbison)

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 onwards Maps provided for local architectural tours! Cycling encouraged!

In the afternoon, we have two exciting activities – a photography competition and a cycling tour of Stirlingshire (it's possible to do both).

Photography Competition
Remember to bring your camera! Participants will take six images based on six themes. The winning photographer will receive a superb prize and all entries will be displayed on our website and social media.
The competition starts on Friday 23 June at the conference. We will reveal the themes and give you details about how to send your photos to SEDA for judging. The deadline for entries is Monday 26 June at 1pm.

Cycling + Architecture Tour
We will have architecture tour maps available for exploring Stirlingshire by bike. You can bring your own bike or hire one from Stirling Cycle Hub (including e-bikes).
If you are planning on taking part in the cycle tour please note the following: 

The long route is for those with more experience and may change at the last minute depending on the weather forecast. You will need to bring:

• a bike in good working order

• suitable clothing

• some snacks and/or money for tea & cake

• spare inner tube and pump

This ride is on public roads and cycle tracks so participants must exercise sound, mature judgement and be responsible for their own and others safety. It is your responsibility to carry out manoeuvres safely and adhere to the rules of the road. Both rides include sections of A roads and we recommend that you wear a helmet. Under 18s must be accompanied with a parent or guardian.

We look forward to seeing you!

If you have any queries please email

Earlier Event: 26 October
SEDA KJ Award 2017