Lichfields expands heritage team

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Lichfields, a planning and development consultancy, has appointed a new director as it looks to expand its heritage offering in the north of England and Scotland.

Experienced heritage expert Nick Bridgland has joined the consultancy from Historic England in York, having previously worked for Historic Environment Scotland.

Bridgland, who will now head a North and Scotland focused heritage team, said: “Lichfields is leading the way in developing a strong heritage offering as part of its wider planning and development portfolio.

“Proposals need to demonstrate they really understand heritage values and impact, and the expansion of the Lichfields heritage team enables us to provide the expertise to meet this growing demand.”

Bridgland will operate from the firm’s Scottish and Northern offices in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh.

His appointment comes as Madeleine Rigby and Stella Fox also join its London office as consultants, increasing the size of Lichfields’ specialist heritage team to over 10.

London-based Iain Rhind, senior director and head of Lichfields heritage team, said: “Heritage issues are now a key consideration in the planning process. The dedicated team for the North and Scotland will boost our in-house ability to deliver diverse solutions for the diverse needs of our expanding client base.”

Lichfields covers all aspects of heritage work including; changes to listed buildings, conservation area appraisals, historic buildings research and analysis and advice on scheduled monuments and world heritage sites.

Recent completed projects include work on BBC broadcasting house where Lichfields secured planning permission and listed building consent to create Europe’s largest broadcasting centre in London’s west end.

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