WHERE WE PLAY/ 13-05-2015
The second event will be all about Sport City, and East Manchester's regeneration journey. Championed by Jaimie Ferguson, Design Director at Turley.
Booking: 4x4's are free to attend and open to all, but please let us know you are interested via eventbrite.
Speakers: Eddie Smith, Kerri Farnsworth, Marcel Ridyard and Pete Bradshaw.
Kerri runs her own urban development company, Kerri Farnsworth Associates, and has over 20 years’ international experience on complex award-winning schemes of up to £500m in value. She worked for 6 years at Manchester City Council on a range of initiatives including the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Kerri is active in several global networks such as INTA and the Academy of Urbanism, and is currently lead assessor for the ‘European City of the Year’ award. She is passionate about creating places & spaces that deliver the best possible sustainable economic benefits & experiences for clients and citizens alike.
Marcel is a Senior Sports and Leisure Architect at AFL Architects. Over his career he has worked on major sporting complexes, elite training centres, healthcare facilities, offices & academic institutions. He was responsible for leading the City of Manchester Stadium project to completion on site for MCFC, following his work as one of the senior architects on the project for the 2002 Commonwealth Games while at Arup.
At AFL Architects he has worked on numerous sporting projects including the original detailed proposals for Liverpool FC Stadium, Peter Mokaba Stadium for the South African 2010 World Cup, and a new training complex and stadium for Azerbaijan football club FC Gabala.
He is currently designing a 45k IAAF and FIFA compliant stadium in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games AIMAG 2017. He is expertise in following projects through from concept to completion and managing the complex requirements of the Client, Constructors, BIM and Team working. Marcel also believes strongly on delivering sporting projects for long term legacy and sustained growth.
Eddie Smith is the Strategic Director for Strategic Development at Manchester City Council. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of New East Manchester (NEM) Urban Regeneration Company, a role which he has fulfilled between 2007 and 2012. NEM was established in 1999 and was responsible for leading the regeneration of East Manchester. NEM was formed to provide the leadership required to drive forward the restructuring of the economic base and the transformation of the area’s housing market.
In his current role Eddie is responsible for the City Council’s Strategic Development function overseeing major initiatives across the City including for example ambitious plans to deliver significant residential growth, commercial development opportunities such as Airport City, the Etihad Campus in East Manchester and the expansion of the City’s Digital asset base. He also manages the Council’s Corporate Property, Strategic Housing and Capital Programmes functions.
Pete Bradshaw is the Head of Manchester City Football Club's work in Corporate Social Respnsibility and Infrastructure Development - the sustainable and viable development of Club estate and properties, sustainable procurement, responsible development, environmental, energy and ethical behaviour management.