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Talks & Workshops

Future City Talk

MKs Design Legacy


Future City Talk

Presented by the Fred Roche Foundation

Friday 21 April / 2pm / Doors 1.30pm / Free


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MK's Design Legacy

This afternoon session that will look at fifty years of architecture and buildings in Milton Keynes and what is significant about the planned city, and how we should evaluate, protect and cherish this heritage. The talk will address where this legacy fits in, and what lessons can be learnt from the role of design as we look forward to the future of our city. Elain Harwood, Historic England’s specialist on post- war architecture and Simon Peart, the Conservation and Archaeology Manager at MKC will be joining us.  




April 2017


The Fred Roche Foundation celebrates the life of Fred Roche (1931-1992), who led the team in the 1970s who built the new city of Milton Keynes.  The Foundation endeavors to keep his spirit of creative exploration, innovation and vision alive in Milton Keynes.  


He believed in the power – or rather the duty – of architecture to improve society.  If Milton Keynes is one person’s creation, it was Fred Roche’s”.  (Stephen Bayley, The Guardian)