About

matthew Ludlam

Matthew Ludlam

3rd September 1981 – 26th June 2015

The Matthew Ludlam Foundation was set up in 2016 by family and friends of Matthew, to raise funds for charitable purposes in his memory.

Matthew was a proud Mancunian who lived and worked in the City all his life.

He was born at Withington Hospital in 1981; went to primary school in Chorlton; secondary school at William Hulme; sixth form at Xavarian College and completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Manchester University.

At university he studied Town Planning and in 2003 was awarded a First Class Honours Degree; the University of Manchester Heywood Medal for graduating with the highest overall average marks in Planning and the RTPI NW Moss Madden Award for the best final year project work by an undergraduate student in the North West Planning Schools. He became a Member of the RTPI in 2014.

Matthew started his career at URBED in the Northern Quarter, moved to Taylor Young, where he met Shelagh McNerney and Simon Peake (Trustees of the Foundation), who then set up an office for Taylor Young in the Northern Quarter. He progressed to establish a new urban regeneration practice, SHAPE, with Shelagh. Matthew then joined Ludlam Associates in Didsbury and was making good progress to take over the practice.

Matthew’s interests focused on the city: urban form; design; street art; culture and music, and travelling. TMLF will be promoting projects in these areas with the theme “CHASE DREAMS NOT DRAGONS” directed at providing opportunities for young people to develop their potential.

The aims of the Foundation are to raise funds to enable individuals or groups to achieve their potential in areas which were of interest to Matthew. In his CV he stated he had a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and community involvement, and was passionate about urban planning and regeneration.

The Trustees will invite requests for funding for any projects, including education, travel, arts, events or accommodation in these areas of interest.

Trustees

Shelagh McNerney

Shelagh McNerney

M.Phil. Town Planning. (UCL). FRSA.

Shelagh is a regeneration and development professional with a love of cities, people and places with a track record of bringing people together to solve problems and deliver investment and regeneration. She has a long career in the public sector (Chester, Bolton & Manchester) followed by 10 years in the Private Sector (2004 - 2015) and now works in the field of regeneration and town planning. Shelagh met Matthew through their shared interests in architecture, art, life and laughs. They spent time travelling around Europe, the USA, Ireland and cities of all descriptions. Shelagh's son Dylan knew Matthew as a small child and remembers his sense of fun and how he taught him to climb trees properly!

Simon Peake

Simon Peake

BA (Hons) MTPl MRTPI

Simon is a chartered town planner, working as a planning consultant for WYG Group. Simon knew Matthew as both a colleague and friend when they worked together at planning and design consultancy Taylor Young. They were both involved in setting up a satellite office in the Northern Quarter, and outside of work shared a keen interest in music and cities. Simon is pleased to be a trustee of the Matthew Ludlam Foundation and hopes to see good projects delivered for communities and young people, especially those that reflect the interests and passions that Matthew had.

Rebecca Kenrick

Rebecca Kenrick

Rebecca is a dual qualified Solicitor and Barrister, practicing as a Solicitor at global law firm Clyde & Co. Rebecca specialises in defending catastrophic and large loss claims for major insurer clients, working to achieve resolution on a daily basis. Rebecca met Matthew at Xaverian College in Manchester when they were both just 16 and studying history. They discovered shared interests in music, film and fun, and spent a great deal of time in each other's company. Rebecca is delighted to be a trustee of the Matthew Ludlam Foundation and hopes to help progress projects, particularly for young people, in areas that would have been of interest to Matthew.

Rob Mawdsley

Rob Mawdsley

Support

Rob’s background is in mechanical and aircraft engineering and previously had his own building business. His main role is in contributing development, building and maintenance skills to maximise the rental from the property portfolio which is the Foundation’s main funding source of income. Rob knew Matthew from 2004 and they shared a passion for renovating property and 1950’s shiny metal things, including Airstream Caravans, kitchens and American cars. Despite his best efforts, Matthew failed to up-cycle Rob’s taste in fashion and food.

Street Art Projects

One of Matthew’s passions was street art and he collected books and images, and sought opportunities to see as much as he could when travelling. Matthew particularly liked the street art in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. In May 2016 the Cities of Hope Project brought international and local street artists to Manchester to raise awareness of social justice causes. This idea has inspired the first project which the Foundation is funding in West Didsbury.

The International street artists who will be working on these projects are Mateus Bailon who created the iconic ‘Guardian of Ancoats’ and Phlegm whose work is seen on Ancoats Dispensary and Workhouse.

Jay Sharples is Manchester born, bred and based, and is considered to be a leading figure in the Manchester street-art community. He is instrumental in delivering the Outhouse Project - a public art project based in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

The Foundation is grateful to the site owners, Chris Ward (152 Burton Road), Kanish Patel (171 Burton Road) and Justin Parkinson (97 Lapwing Lane) who have generously donated the use of their sites, and also those who have assisted in enabling planning permission to be obtained.

The theme of the artwork is Chasing Dreams Not Dragons and is intended to contribute to the environment, create interest in the Foundation and be a tribute to the memory of Matthew who died on 26th June 2015, but we will continue chasing his dreams.

152 Burton Road
152 Burton Road
152 Burton Road
152 Burton Road

152 Burton Road

  • Artist: Mateus Bailon
  • Site Owner: Chris Ward
171 Burton Road
171 Burton Road
171 Burton Road
171 Burton Road
171 Burton Road
171 Burton Road

171 Burton Road

  • Artist: Phlegm
  • Site Owner: Kan Management
Lapwing Lane
Lapwing Lane
Lapwing Lane
Lapwing Lane
Lapwing Lane
Lapwing Lane

97 Lapwing Lane

  • Artist: Mateus Bailon
  • Site Owner: Justin Parkinson
Private Commission
Private Commission

Private Commission

  • Artist: Mateus Bailon
TMLF Video

The Matthew Ludlam Foundation

  • Video:TMLF_Manchester - Didsbury Street Art

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Kanish Patel

Chris Ward

Fallowfield Timber

Jemma

Justin Parkinson

Rob Griffin

Jay Sharples

Mateus Bailon

Phlegm

David and Mandy Lygate