This event, which is part of the Thursday Architecture Lecture Series, focuses on the Heartlands project, a community effort to redevelop the former mining town of Pool in Cornwall.

About the project

The Heartlands area has laid almost untouched since the closure of the mines in 1998, after nearly 400 years of activity. This project is an important part of The Homes and Communities Agency’s regeneration programme for Pool’s industrial mining legacy.

The development of 144 houses and flats are situated across two sites overlooking the central Heartlands Park. The masterplan was developed in close collaboration with the local community and planning department and will include 54 custom build house plots. This represents England's first custom build project for England and gives people across Cornwall the chance to select a Home Manufacturer and customise their own home.

Also included in the plan is an open space called ‘Not the Village Green’. The space will be designed in collaboration with the new community.

About the speaker

Paul Maddock joined HTA Designs, a multi-disciplinary practice based in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, specialising in housing and regeneration, in 2003 as a Project Architect. He has since worked on a wide range of residential-led regeneration projects across the UK and abroad. He has been a HTA Design Leader since 2005 and became an Associate in 2012.

You can find more information on Paul Haddock and on the Heartlands Project on the HTA website.

How to attend

This is a free event and is open to the public. For questions about the event, please contact Will McClean at [email protected].