As a heritage/historic buildings consultant, I often work with Caroe Architecture Ltd and am also an Associate of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd. Relishing the diverse challenges of heritage questions, I have been a principal or co-principal on conservation management plans, conservation plans and heritage statements on the following properties: the Old Palace, Ely, St Paul’s Cathedral, upper levels, The Old Deanery, St Paul’s, Nyman’s (NT), Oxburgh Hall (NT), Red House (NT), Chartwell (NT), St Alban’s Town Hall & Museum (HLF project), Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Bevis Marks Synagogue.
This work includes both research, and refinement of understanding and development of policies to protect significance, as well as project management, including consultations, and stakeholder engagement and workshops. These high-level reports play a crucial role in the development and protection of sensitive sites and buildings of national and international historic importance.
I also work for select clients advising on the development of ‘exceptional/outstanding’ new country house designs related to NPPF Para 79e, and have worked with architects including Francis Terry and Craig Hamilton on successful permissions.
Voluntary expert work has included serving on the Council for the Care of Churches, the Council for the Care of Churches (Sculpture and Furnishings subcommittee), the Pevsner Architectural Guides Trust; I also chaired the Peer Review Panel for the Churches Conservation Trust, the Victorian Society Buildings Subcommittee (south). From 2012, I have been a judge for the Hudson’s Heritage Group Awards/now visit Uk Heritage awards, along with Norman Hudson, Lady Lucinda Lambton and Simon Forrester.