Brock Carmichael is sponsoring three Seminars in Liverpool’s Three Graces in October which are to host expert speakers from Strasbourg, Hamburg and Bordeaux to reveal how cities can make the most of UNESCO World Heritage Status.

Engage Liverpool is to host three seminars in October 2018, beginning on Wednesday 3rd October, focusing on the inspirational experiences of 3 European UNESCO Cities – Strasbourg, Hamburg and Bordeaux – and how UNESCO status can benefit the city through development, civic design, tourism, economic and cultural regeneration and local appreciation.

Each seminar will take place in one of Liverpool’s “Three Graces”, which sit on the city’s famous, and UNESCO recognised, waterfront – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building.

Use of the Three Graces as the venues for the seminars, provides access to the buildings not usually open to the general public.

Speakers include the Mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries and the architect Henri Bava who is leading a major development project (Deux-Rives) in the city.  Bordeaux and Hamburg will be attending with managers of their World Heritage Sites along with an architect working in each city. There will also be a local panel with guests including Councillor Hetty Wood, Councillor Alice Bennett, Mark Kitts – Assistant Director Regeneration at Liverpool City Council., and Councillor Tricia O’Brien.

Gerry Proctor, Chair of Engage Liverpool CIC said; “The impact of last year’s seminar series was truly remarkable, and we were delighted to be part of the programme of work in the city that led to a favourable decision by UNESCO. We were honoured to be invited to speak directly to assembled ambassadors in Bahrain at the 2018 WHC meeting, to share the perspective of the citizens of Liverpool. The upcoming ‘Three Seminars in the Three Graces’ is a conscious follow-up, presenting an opportunity to learn and be inspired by the work of other port cities who manage their UNESCO status in a positive and beneficial manner”.

Architects Brock Carmichael are one of the sponsors for the series. John Cassell, Partner at architects Brock Carmichael added; “The events combine the celebration of Liverpool’s world famous architecture whilst encouraging engagement and debate around the important future of our city.”

The speaker line up has been secured thanks to sponsors Liverpool City Council and RS Clare Ltd, as well as P-IE (Planit Intelligent Environments) and architects Brock Carmichael. Both Brock Carmichael  and P-IE will be supporting the discussions on how to design and plan in the World Heritage Site while drawing upon UNESCO guidelines and using the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) approach.

The FREE (or nominal cost to cover booking) events can be booked at