Hearing of our appointment by Liverpool City Council to produce a landmark vision and investment strategy for the epicentre of Liverpool’s musical heritage was one of those ‘can’t stop from saying it out loud’ “yes” moments. We’d assembled a great, if non-conventional, team for the Mathew Street Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) bid, amongst which enthusiasm for the potential opportunity was palpable.
Life’s milestones are marked by parties, gatherings, re-unions and momentous trips. This was the order of the day as we congregated ‘en masse’ for a practice-wide study trip to celebrate Planit-IE’s 20th year. Catching up with colleagues, challenging perspectives, relaxation, meeting new and soon-to-be team members, research, introducing valued friends, delicious food, sharing much-loved haunts… this is how we marked the occasion.
The official opening of Brunswick Park, at the heart of The University of Manchester’s campus, was marked by welcoming students, staff and the local community to a celebratory health and wellbeing event. A tree planting ceremony by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, was followed by live jazz performances, a choral rendition and free fitness sessions.