Sam has experience of working with both private and public sector organisations having worked within the development team at Historic England and as a Senior Heritage Consultant for both HCUK Ltd and Arcadis over the past 4 years. During this time, he has worked on a diverse range of projects based throughout England and Scotland in support of planning applications and listed building consents.
Work has included project managing the historic environment aspects of large-scale infrastructure projects for companies such as National Grid and National Rail. This work included both built heritage and archaeological consultancy work which involved preparing documents and presenting at pre-application, design review panels and public consultation, as well as identifying and negotiating the selection of viewpoints and their assessment and organising archaeological fieldwork from field walking to full scale excavation. Sam has also worked on smaller projects including giving advice on alterations and repairs to listed buildings; Built Heritage Reports which include impact assessments as a requirement of national planning policy; Initial advice to input into feasibility studies and scoping reports; EIA Cultural Heritage Chapters; and Appeal Statements to support planning appeals. These projects required close collaboration with client teams and continued communication with external stakeholders.
Sam has a particular interest in medieval buildings, particularly those associated with ecclesiastical institutions.