About Us


Adam Partington BA (Hons) MSc Oxon.


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Adam is Director and co-founder of Locus Consulting. Working within private and public sectors delivering major European and National partnership projects, Adam is an established project manager with a broad skill set in urban and rural heritage management. From an initial career in archaeology Adam now specialises in recording the inherited character and significance of complex urban areas and integrating the results with local approaches to place-shaping, in particular strategic planning, development management and architectural design. His projects range from individual development sites, large urban extensions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. His recent work won the national 2016 RTPI Award for Excellence in Planning for Heritage and was shortlisted for the East Midlands Regional Award for Best Plan. Previous work was shortlisted for two e-Government awards in 2011 and won the Regional RTPI award for ‘Planning Process’ in the same year, going on to be named overall winner in the East Midlands. Adam is strong advocate for heritage-led regeneration, confident that the future of our historic environment lies in pragmatic sustainable development. On behalf of Historic England he leads a 2.5 year 55 event training programme for planners and heritage professionals.

Jack Hanson BA (Hons) MA MLI

Principal Heritage Consultant

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Jack joined Locus Consulting in 2015 from a background in local authority historic environment services, and heritage research. He specialises in understanding and articulating the often-complex nature of historic urban and rural environments. He has well-honed skills in landscape characterisation, historic area assessment, and the appraisal of the setting of heritage assets. These have been gained through a diverse portfolio of projects for both private and public sector clients. Engaging with development management, urban design, strategic planning, green infrastructure and community-led/neighbourhood planning. Jack is an experienced project manager, having successfully tendered-for, designed and delivered projects of small-through-large scales. This includes leadership of and/or contribution to high profile initiatives including the Coventry City Centre and Sutton High Street Heritage Action Zones, the Liverpool World Heritage Site Management Plan, and the National Historic Landscape Characterisation project. Jack has growing skills in the development of CPD training for planning and heritage professionals. He plays a central role in Historic England’s flagship ‘Essentials’ programme, involving the nationwide delivery of over 55 courses for approximately 1750 delegates across a two-year period. Jack is an expert in the use of Geographic Information Systems for environmental assessment.

Thomas Linington BA (Hons)

Senior Heritage Consultant

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Tom is an experienced heritage consultant with over 7 years practical grounding in archaeological fieldwork, building survey, heritage impact assessments and project management. After graduating from the University of Durham in Archaeology Tom quickly acquired skills in development-led archaeological fieldwork on a number of schemes across England. Taking the lead on a number of projects, Tom expanded his skillset to the research and preparation of heritage statements, working on sites across the East Midlands. Key to his approach is implementing projects according to agreed programmes within strict time and budgetary constraints, identifying and responding to changing priorities. Tom is a highly motivated member of the team with strong experience in commercial field archaeology gained on a variety of urban and rural archaeological projects, including major infrastructure schemes, housing schemes, and complex urban sites. Tom has worked closely with a number of partners on a wide variety of planning projects, is a pragmatic and well organised member of development teams. Tom has also mentored community archaeology groups, both on site and in presenting their findings at evenings events and heritage open days.

Olivia Morrill BA (Hons) MA

Heritage & Events Officer

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Olivia has a background in archaeology and heritage studies, graduating from the University of York with a Masters degree in Cultural Heritage Management. Through developing research projects investigating the uses of heritage in city planning and development, Olivia has gained valuable understanding of the importance of heritage-led regeneration. Having spent time working in public sector planning, Olivia is highly capable of approaching planning issues pro-actively. Olivia is heading up the organisation of Historic England’s Essentials training courses and is passionate about developing engagement opportunities.