image for Talk item typeDebate: The Northern Powerhouse at Cutlers' Hall

Talk, Thu 26 Oct 2017, free entry


Nicky Baxter

0113 391 0537

07515 410 945


Church Street,
S1 1HG


Debate: The Northern Powerhouse - rhetoric or reality, and the role for engineering?

Please Note: Video recording of the event will be taking place and you might be captured on camera. If you object to this please contact the event organisers via the details provided. This event is being run jointly by local branches of the three largest engineering institutions; the IMechE, the IET & the ICE. Please book tickets through the official event website using the link provided. This debate aims to explore the implementation of the Northern Powerhouse (NP), first coined by George Osborne as part of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government, and the role of the engineering profession in turning a concept into reality. A question-time style debate with panellists from a broad spectrum of backgrounds with insight into how the engineering community can capitalise upon the idea of the Northern Powerhouse and what is already being done to drive it forward.Debate panellists will be experts in areas such as politics, industry, commerce and transport.The debate Chair will be posing pre-submitted questions to the panel and taking questions from the audience on the night.The currently confirmed debate panel includes; Panel Chair: Master Cutler 2017 Kenneth Cooke John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council David Grey MBE, Chairman of Sheffield City Trust & Executive Chairman of OSL Group Holdings Rt Hon Richard Caborn, ex-MP for Sheffield Central and ex-government minister Julie Hurley, Client Director for Transport for the North (TfN), Atkins Please send any questions you have for the panel to

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 26 Oct 2017 18:30


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 26 Oct Debate: The Northern Powerhouse
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec Etsy Made Local 2017 - Sheffield


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Map reference: SK 353873  Lat: 53.38138 Long: -1.47078

By Road

Leave the M1 at Junction 33. Follow the A630/A57 to Sheffield to the Park Square Roundabout.

Take the lane marked 'City A61N' at the fourth exit, keeping Pond's Forge Swimming & Leisure Centre on your left, follow signs to the Theatres/Hallam University.

Go up the hill through the traffic lights go straight ahead

Straight on to the traffic lights, stay in the inside lane of the road for access and buses 100 yards, then move into the right hand lane to continue straight ahead.

Using the Bus Lane which says 'except for access', go through the traffic lights for about 150/200 yards, The Cutlers' Hall is on your left (between the HSBC Bank & The Royal Bank of Scotland).

They are next, with the big silver doors, directly opposite the Anglican Cathedral.

Please note there is no onsite parking.

The nearest 24 hour car park is only a few minute’s walk away to the hall - N .C .P Arundel Gate is underneath the Crucible Theatre. Access is available from both sides of Arundel Gate.

The special car parking rate is £5.00 for up to 24 hours

On entry to the car park at Arundel Gate take a token at the barrier and park your car. Take the token with you but do not leave it in your car. When you are ready to leave the Cutlers’ Hall go to the cloak room to validate your token on the token machine to get the discounted rate. Then pay your money at the N.C.P. car park machine before you get in your car

By Rail

The Cutlers' Hall is located 800 metres from Sheffield's Midland Station, a 5 minute taxi journey away.

By Tram

The nearest tram stop is Cathedral Station

Via Meadowhall

Leaving the M1 @ Junction 34, park your vehicle free of charge in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre. You can catch the tram into the City getting off at the Cathedral Station stop (this is directly outside The Cutlers' Hall). This takes about 15 minutes, and is a very pleasant way to see the City.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Sheffield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
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