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ArchitEx 2015 opens tomorrow

ArchitEx will begin tomorrow at St George’s Hall in a two-day conference and exhibition with some of the industry’s leading names attending.

An expected 1,500 professionals will gather at the Grade I-listed building with 25 speakers including Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) North West chair, Mick Goode, who will discuss designing the Northern Powerhouse.

Liverpool Vision and Liverpool City Council will open and give the first speeches of ArchitEx with Max Steinberg CBE, chief executive of the council, discussing the design and building of the city’s future.

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The showcase will also feature key-note speeches from Professor Bob Sheil, director of the Bartlett School of Architecture; Tom Bloxham MBE, chairman and co-founder of Urban Splash; and Gavin Elliott, director of architecture and head of the Manchester studio of BDP.

In attendance will also be the 2014 and 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize winners, Deborah Aydon, executive director of 2014 winner, The Everyman Theatre; and Paul Monaghan director of Alfred Hall Monaghan Morris which was behind the 2015 winner – the Burntwood School.

As a media partner, Move Commercial will provide up-to-date coverage from ArchitEx 2015.

Christine Toner, editor of Move Commercial, says: “It’s fantastic for Move Commercial to play a part in an event which is attracting so many key industry names to Liverpool; and with its own famous architecture, a 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize-winning building in the Everyman and a prominence in the Northern Powerhouse agenda, the city is an ideal host for the event.”