Philip Harvey has joined efforts to bring a former public house back into use as a new community based visual and performing arts venue. As a director of the company set up to help move the project forward, Philip is looking forward to assisting in developing a business case and proposals for the project, located at a gateway riverside location in a North Yorkshire market town.
The idea was the brainchild of Rachel Auty, also a director of MyYorkshireLass, and so far there have been many offers of support. Initial funding and business planning advice have been secured to assist in the business case development. There is lots to do and the plans are in their early stages but the project offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to create a vibrant and valuable community asset. More soon.
I was very pleased to be asked recently to join a new advisory group looking at residential rehabilitation for people suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.
The invitation to contribute to the group followed MayOne’s appointment by a new social enterprise to develop the concept design for a new centre of excellence for the delivery of residential rehabilitation care and assist in site identification and delivery.
The brief was to assist the project leaders in identifying how the new facility would look, feel and operate. The overarching ethos was that the building itself would work as part of the therapeutic process and facilitate the everyday interactions between its users that form the basis of recovery and re-entry into ‘normal life’.
As these proposals progress, the role of the newly formed advisory group is to establish the commissioning and service delivery objectives that the new facility will respond to and look at wider issues in the city concerned. The group comprises a broad range of people, representing clinicians, commissioning bodies, the criminal justice system, the third sector and property development.
Phil Harvey, Director
Welcome to may/one and my new blog.
Having recently emerged from a founding directorship at an award winning architectural practice, I am now working independently as may/one. If you want to know how I arrived at the name, we’ll have to go for a coffee so I can explain properly.
My focus is on things architectural, but I am also be working on other design and consultancy projects – you can visit my design blog at mayonedesignblog.wordpress.com, too.
Thanks for calling by. I hope you’ll come back as the blog grows. And if there is anything I might be able to help you with, or collaborate on, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BA(Hons) BArch RIBA