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Heritage Building Salon

Heritage Building Salon ----- Industry Insights: Shanghai Historic District & Building Protection Seminar

Date:  Tuesday, 7th May 2019         
Location: Shanghai British Centre, 17F Garden Square, 968 Beijing West Road

CBBC and CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) hosted a half day Historic/Heritage Building Protection and Commercialization including a roundtable discussion on 7th May afternoon, 2019, in British Centre Shanghai. 

One of the organizers for this event was Shanghai Bund Investment Development (Group) Co., Ltd., who are one of the major owners of the historic building along Shanghai Bund areas. Its parent company, Shanghai Jiushi Group, has ownership of almost all of the buildings along the Shanghai Bund. Heritage building is a new potential market in china opening up and providing many opportunities for UK enterprises.

Four people made Opening Speeches: Christopher Dunn-Head of Environment and Infrastructure, DIT, British Consulate General Shanghai, Cao Yu-Vice President CIOB East China, Xumin Zhou-Chairman of Shanghai Bund Investment Development Group, Jeff Astle-Managing Director of CBBC.   

3 Keynote peeches:

Speaker: Mr. Peter Mackey, Director, Chapman Taylor
Conservation and renovation: Keeping old buildings relevant

Speaker: Mr. Huan Yu, Design Manager, Shanghai Bund Investment Development Group
Nanjing Dong Road No.179 Area protection and reconstruction - “the Central” Construction and Thinking

Speaker: Mr. Zheyi Zeng, Secretary General, Shanghai Committee for the Conservation of Historic and Cultural Area and Excellent Historic Building
Shanghai Heritage Building Protection and Reconstruction Practical Experience Sharing


Dr Henry Yang, the Managing Director of Haskoll China introduced Haskoll’s Refurbishment work on commercial vibrancy of two historic buildings: London Victoria Place and Beijing Scitech Shopping Mall

Conor Roche, Associate Director (BOP Consulting) introduced Cultural strategy for Mayfair (2018)

Andrew Luong, Director (ARUP) introduced MIFA 1862 and Symbol of Law and Order in Hong Kong

Quinnie Li, General Manager of BRE China introduced Standard of BREEM, The Peninsula Beijing 

During the roundtable discussions, the guests shared their experience in protecting Chinese and foreign cultural and historic/heritage buildings and this included topics such as fire protection and restoration of historic detail.

With the rapid advancement of urbanization, the urban landscape is undergoing tremendous changes. The development and evolution of urban buildings records the history of the survival, struggle and development of the Chinese nation. If excellent historical buildings cannot be protected, the complete development chain of the Chinese nation will be broken and ring-shaped, which will bring irreparable huge loss. Therefore, it is important to do a good job in the protection of urban and rural buildings, to protect and shape the urban and rural characteristics, to inherit the culture, and to enhance the cultural connotation of the Central Plains.

It is important that China and Britain go hand in hand to protect outstanding historical buildings and leave an inheritance of the beautiful memories and culture.