Other consultants and consultancies

Other Consultants

Roger Jackson, regeneration specialist

Roger-Jackson-250Roger Jackson has a successful track record in the management and delivery of area regeneration programmes in Manchester, Liverpool and Blackburn. Roger’s last full-time post before taking early retirement, was that of Regeneration Manager (South) with Manchester City Council. He was corporate project manager for the £25 million regeneration of Wythenshawe Forum Centre as a community service hub delivering leisure, adult and post-16 learning, health and childcare services, and he led the initial project phase of the redevelopment of Manchester City FC’s former ground at Maine Road. Previous posts include working for Liverpool City Council managing community programmes in the Speke and Garston areas. Roger has significant experience in strategic regeneration planning, partnership-building, the development of innovative community infrastructure projects, and neighbourhood-based community development. He has led a number of Creative Heritage commissions, including business planning and market appraisals for Sheffield Old Town Hall, Ashton Town Hall, London Mill, Leek and Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell. Contact Roger Jackson

Mike Robinson, Structural & Civil Engineer

Mike-Robinson-250Mike is a Structural & Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He provides structural and civil engineering services across a wide range of building types, with particular experience in the adaptive re-use of historic buildings and listed structures. Having established very strong relationships with conservation officers and heritage bodies over the years, Mike offers clear and practical approaches and is skilled in resolving differences of opinion. Contact Mike Robinson

Nick Allen, Architect specialising in conservation and re-use of historic buildings

Nick-Allen-250Nick has over 25 years’ experience in conservation, regeneration and working with historic buildings. as a founding Partner in the Leeds and Sheffield based practice of Allen Tod Architecture Ltd, before retiring in 2011. Over this period the Practice became well known nationally for its work in conservation and with listed buildings: and in particular, with the rescue and re-use of ‘historic wrecks’ – listed and/or historic buildings often in a state of dereliction. These were desperately in need of new ideas, new uses, and capital and revenue funding to save, repair and renovate them and ensure for them a sustainable future, and resulted in a wide range of clients and partners including Historic Building Trusts, English Heritage, The National Trust, The Prince’s Trust, The Phoenix Trust, Local Authorities, developers and private owners. Historic rescue projects included Square Chapel, Halifax; Kiln Warehouse, Newark; Torr Vale Mills, New Mills; Bass Maltings, Sleaford; Mistley Maltings, MIstley; Langthorpe Maltings, Boroughbridge; Globe works, Sheffield; Elsie Whiteley Mill, Halifax and Baguley Hall, Stockport. As part of a team, Nick can bring to projects both a wide experience of conservation techniques and philosophies, and enthusiasm combined with a pragmatic approach that helps deliver sound, sustainable solutions. Contact Nick Allen

Geoff Maybank, Chartered Surveyor

Geoff-Maybank-250Geoff is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in the survey and repair of historic buildings. He retired from his long term practice, Ryder and Dutton, at the end of 2011 where he had been a partner and director for over 25 years, so as to concentrate on his real passion: that of considering old buildings. His time at Ryder and Dutton provided a holistic view of the property market which can be very useful when considering future uses of listed buildings. He has worked across the country and has been fortunate to survey some fascinating buildings including Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire, Astley Hall manor house in Chorley, Victoria Baths and Baguley Hall both in Manchester, Lower Station Wolverhampton, Bell Hall in York and many listed buildings in the North West. His clients have included English Heritage, the National Trust, local authorities, as well as private and corporate owners of historic property. He is a Trustee of Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust and lectures on the Building Conservation MA course at York University. Contact Geoff Maybank

Associated consultancies

Chris Chadwick Consultancy

Chris-Chadwick-250Chris Chadwick Consultancy provides a range of support for the cultural, heritage and arts sector. The practice specialises in learning, interpretation and audience development and works with individual museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK to develop policies and strategies to improve resilience and sustainability. Chris is a Mentor and Expert Adviser on learning and participation for the HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) and has helped develop a number of Activity Plans, resulting in successful round 2 applications to HLF, levering £15m of investment into the sector. Services also include Project Evaluation and Training. Contact Chris Chadwick

Brian Holmshaw, Sheaf Valley Heritage

Brian-Holmshaw-250Brian is an experienced project manager providing advice and support for a range of partners in the public and charitable sectors including museum trusts, cultural diversity networks, local authorities, buildings preservation trusts, co-ops and community groups. He has undertaken projects throughout the north of England. Brian’s strengths include community development, volunteer support services from recruitment through to on-site management, creating bespoke education programmes and learning resources; and public and private sector fundraising. He is also highly personable. Contact Brian Holmshaw

Roddie MacLean, Mattin MacLean Architects

RoddieRoddie’s expertise lies in adding value to property through a proper analysis of the use of space, exploiting light and volume to create liveable environments to meet modern lifestyles and the multi-functionality of contemporary business use. Based in the High Peak, the practice has considerable experience of work in sensitive rural environments, the Peak National Park and green belts. Many of its projects involve historic buildings, often listed and / or in conservation areas. Roddie is also a developer, and manages a portfolio of retained property – residential, commercial and holiday accommodation. He has worked with Creative Heritage on a number of HLF Townscape Heritage schemes, including undertaking condition surveys and supporting the development of the detailed scheme plan for Carrington Street, Nottingham, and on feasibility studies for London Mill, Leek; Sheffield Old Town Hall; Hardwick Hall, Buxton and Ashton Town Hall.  Contact Roddie MacLean

Pete Brown, Access, learning & interpretation

pb-black-2-croppedPete has worked with and for museums, galleries and historic houses for over 20 years, interpreting science, nature, art, history and human cultures for a wide range of audiences through learning activities, outreach, exhibition making and gallery development. He has worked with collections as varied as stingrays and steam engines. He gained his MA in Interpretive Studies from the University of Leicester in 2009.
Pete has many years’ experience of audience development work, often aligning with and contributing to local and regional agendas such as community cohesion and regeneration and including visitors and users as advisers and co-producers, sounding boards and partners for piloting ideas. His expertise also includes content development (research, writing and editing, liaison with designers and contractors); community and collaboration (outreach coordination, partnership brokerage and volunteer development); learning and engagement (programme development, delivery, evaluation and reporting), and strategy and management (planning and policy, workforce development and grant applications). Contact Pete Brown

Oliver Architecture Ltd

Stephen-Oliver-250Led by Stephen Oliver, a conservation-accredited architect and historic buildings consultant, Oliver Architecture Ltd has broad experience in relation to heritage buildings. Based in Birmingham, the practice operates across the country, caring for important historic structures and their settings, with a particular interest in Ecclesiastical architecture. Oliver Architecture Ltd conserves, repairs and carries out alterations and extensions to heritage buildings and design new buildings in historic settings. They aim to provide bespoke, well-crafted solutions for historic buildings. Clients include individual Parochial Church Councils, charities, local authorities, institutional and private clients. Stephen Oliver’s Conservation Accreditation (AABC) means that he is able to participate in Heritage Lottery Funded projects. Stephen is appointed architect to Peterborough Cathedral. Contact Stephen Oliver