Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future is a one day event focusing on building a resilient, environmentally sustainable cultural estate.

Our cultural buildings are more than inanimate walls: they shape the performances they house and the experience of their visitors, physically transmit values, and become symbols of their time and community. Their energy use is a substantial proportion of the sector’s environmental impact, and also an area with scope for significant financial savings. In both intangible and tangible ways, our built cultural estate outlines the creative industries’ relationship to the environment.

This event will explore the opportunities and challenges of climate change adaptation and mitigation, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, design approaches, resource efficiency, heritage conservation amongst other topics. 

Event Details

  • Date 21st September 2016
    10:30am — 6:00pm
  • Location Lyric Hammersmith
    King St
    Lyric Square
    W6 0QL
  • Phone 020 8741 6850
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The day will offer a combination of inspiring panels featuring leading practitioners and in-depth case studies tailored to your needs – whether that’s making an existing building more energy efficient, undertaking a large-scale refurbishment programme, or designing a new venue.

We will be building on the Julie’s Bicycle Fit for the Future: Investing in Sustainable Buildings guide and the experience of the Fit for the Future Network, which is a partnership between National Trust and sustainable energy charity Ashden.

Full details of the event programme are below, and we are delighted to confirm the following speakers:

Steve Tompkins, one of the Founding Directors of Haworth Tompkins architects. Steve leads on the performing arts portfolio with award-winning past projects such as The National Theatre, Liverpool Everyman, the Young Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre to name a few.

Keith Jones, Environmental Practice Advisor, National Trust

Dusty Gedge, Green Infrastructure Consultancy

Catherine Bottrill, Creative Green Lead and Associate, Julie's Bicycle

Tamsin Tweddell, Senior Partner, Max Fordham

Stephanie Allen, Head of Business Development, Creative United 

Paul Nicoll, Senior Relationship Manager, Triodos Bank

Plus see many more contributors featured on the event agenda.

This event is for strategic decision makers, CEOs, executives, facilities managers, heads of operations, and anyone responsible for the upkeep, operation, design, and/or refurbishment of cultural and heritage buildings; as well as funders of capital works.

Sustaining Creativity