Alec Forshaw

Alec Forshaw

Alec Forshaw worked for many years as Principal Conservation and Design Officer for Islington Council untilretiring in 2007. He has lived in Islington and Holborn for the last 35 years. He is a trustee of the Islington Building Preservation Trust, the Heritage of London Trust and the Churches Conservation Trust. He is a member of the Twentieth Century Society and author of the book Twentieth Century Buildings in Islington.

 

 

 

Barb Jacobson

Barb Jacobson

Barb Jacobson has lived in Islington since 1981. She has been involved with organising to keep and improve valuable community assets including Balfe St and Charles Rowan House. A patient at a variety of services at FHC, she set up the Campaign to Save Finsbury Health Centre with Helen Cagnoni and Barbara Heinzen in 2008. She currently works at the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association.

 

 

 

Charlotte Robinson

Charlotte Robinson

Charlotte Robinson trained as an architect, and was former CEO of Space Studios and Development Director of Soho Housing Association. She is a local resident, owner of the Amwell Book Company and experienced in managing leasehold commercial property and charity administration.

 

 

 

 

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens is a local resident of some 30 years and a teacher. He has been involved with a variety of local organisations.

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Sykes

Richard Sykes

Richard Sykes trained as a chemist and is an IT consultant. He has lived locally since 1994. He was chair of the De La War Trust in Bexhill 2001-8 during which time they raised money and saw through the successful restoration of this building as a lively arts centre. He is also currently chair of Cubitt Artists.

 

 

 

 

John Allan

John Allan

John Allan Director of Avanti Architects 1983 – 2011, now Consultant to the practice. John Allan has led all Avanti’s Modern Movement conservation projects, including the partial restoration of Finsbury Health Centre in the mid 1990s. Author of Berthold Lubetkin – Architecture and the tradition of progress, RIBA Publications 1992. First Chairman of Docomomo-UK 1989-91.

 

 

 

 

Sally Carewe

Sally Carewe

Sally Carewe has lived in the area for 32 years, having previously lived in another part of Islington. She is currently Vice-Chairman of Faber Music Ltd. (under her maiden name Sally Cavender) She is passionate about the FHC and its relevance to the community as a NHS facility in whatever its most useful and appropriate guise, and has made much personal use of its facilities. She has many press contacts and is anxious to publicise the plight of the Pine St. Centre in any way that might be helpful as we go forward into yet another NHS upheaval.

 

 

 

Iona Heath

Iona Heath

Iona Heath has worked as a GP since 1975. She retired in 2010 and until recently was President of the Royal College of GPs. She is passionate about the NHS and Finsbury Health Centre’s significance in its formation. She writes a regular column for the BMJ.

 

 

 

 

Patricia Potts

Patricia Potts

Patricia Potts’ delight of her childhood was Lubetkin’s Penguin Pool. Finsbury Health Centre was the wartime workplace of her aunt. Her parents were passionately committed to the NHS from the start. She lived and worked in Islington for many years, teaching at another local health centre. Later, in the School of Education at the Open Unversity, she put the relationship between architecture and social relationships at the heart of the courses she wrote. Finsbury Health Centre uniquely represents the values she holds dearest.

 

 

 

David Sulkin

David Sulkin

David Sulkin has lived in Finsbury for twenty years. He was chairman of the Amwell Society [www.amwell.org.uk] for ten years and is now the newsletter editor. David is chairman of governors of Clerkenwell Parochial School and a governor of the Cripplegate Foundation. He also works locally as CEO of the Musicians Benevolent Fund. David is interested in the built environment and especially Modernist architecture from the 1920s and 30s.

 

 

 

Joanna Sutherland

Joanna Sutherland

Joanna Sutherland is an Associate Director at Haworth Tompkins Architects. She has extensive experience ofworking with 20th Century listed buildings and in 2009 wrote the Conservation Management Plan for the National Theatre. Finsbury Health Centre is one of the most significant examples of modernist architecture in the country and Joanna’s local GP surgery. She is therefore passionate about preserving the building in its original intended use for the community.