Places Matter!

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Places Matter! is an Architecture & Built Environment Centre and a member of the Architecture Centre Network. The programme facilitates improved decision making and commissioning skills, as well as increased awareness of, and expectations for, high quality design amongst clients and developers.

Places Matter! is an innovative programme of built environment activities which include the Northwest Design Review Panel offering expert advice to public and private sector clients, a major research project into the economic value of good design, a schools education programme and a public realm good practice guide.

Places Matter because of their importance in driving economic activity and in helping to determine quality of life. They are the essential fabric for where we live, work, learn and play. The quality of buildings, streets, squares, markets and parks are not only important individually, but are key in contributing towards defining a place.

Much of the Places Matter! programme is delivered with and through partner organisations including RIBA North West, the Northwest Regional Development Agency and CABE.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Architecture centre, Campaign or initiative

Places Matter!
The Tea Factory
82 Wood Street
L1 4DQ


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0151 703 0135


0151 703 0136

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