Opening Night Event: From Concorde to Community

  • Thursday

Venue number: 63

Opening Night Event: From Concorde to Community

  • Thursday

Venue number: 63

Opening Night Event: From Concorde to Community


For over a century, Filton has been known worldwide for aviation & innovation. From the Bristol Boxkite & the Brabazon to Concord, few places on earth can match its record of ambition & achievement.

Throughout the 20th century the area become a hub for aeronautical engineering & the aerospace industries which continue to thrive here.

Since 2012 the airfield has been closed but a new chapter is beginning as a 21st century neighbourhood is emerging.

Join us for a look at the past, present & future of Filton.

About our speakers:

Jacqui Greenland CEng MIET Bristolian born and bred Jacqui is also an Engineer, Tango dancer and part-time History geek. As an Engineer she is specialised in telecommunications, data networking, and the IT infrastructure that surrounds it. She recently has become involved in designing Internet of Things solutions to support such initiatives as smart cities and smart transport solutions. As a part time hobby she is fascinated in the history behind technology, and in particular the engineering history of her city of birth, and the impact this has had on shaping both the city and society overall.

Seb Loyn is the Planning & Development Director at YTL Developments. Having trained in both Architecture and Planning, Seb has spent a career at some of the property industry’s most innovative developers. Having started out at Urban Splash, he worked for Skanska and Studio Hive before joining YTL Developments in 2017. He now leads the team responsible for one of the most exciting regeneration projects in the country: transforming the historic former Filton Airfield into a thriving new neighbourhood for Bristol, known as Brabazon. He is also a Trustee of Design West.

Andy Theobald is a Partner and Group Leader at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. He heads up the practices Residential sector work, and is currently working with YTL on the Brabazon development on the former Bristol Filton Airfield site, and CEG on Kirkstall Forge, a new community near Leeds. He has been responsible for a number of our major award-winning projects including Manchester School of Art, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, The Earth Centre Arrivals Buildings in Doncaster and Bristol Harbourside’s The Point. Andy is also actively involved in the majority of our Bath studio education projects, with a particular focus on arts education schemes such as the Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Bedales Art and Design Building, University of Warwick Faculty of Arts and Frome Steiner Academy.

Martin Booth is the Editor of Bristol24/7 and the author of bestselling guidebook 111 Places in Bristol That You Shouldn’t Miss. He has previously written for publications including the Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph and Time Out. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, supporting Bristol Bears and drinking locally brewed beers.

Programmed in Partnership with Arnolfini.







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