Adam Partington BA (Hons) MSc Oxon.
Adam is Director and co-founder of Locus Consulting. I lead our specialist team covering an extensive portfolio of development, research and educational heritage projects. Our casework ranges from householder applications, urban extensions, to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With over 15 years’ experience gained in private practice and local authority planning and heritage teams, I have strong mediation and advocacy skills, and champion strategic, creative and commercial approaches to heritage-led regeneration.
I take a multi-disciplinary approach covering all elements of the historic environment including archaeology, buildings, landscapes and complex urban areas. Key disciplines include strategic planning, management advice to local planning authorities, research, advocacy at appeal, preparation of heritage planning documents, EIA, training and capacity building. I have particular specialisms in assessing the setting of heritage assets, development in conservation areas and improving the ways in which heritage can best contribute to sustainable place-shaping.
I lead a 70 event national training programme building capacity in local authorities on behalf of Historic England. In 2016 my work won the National RTPI Awards for Excellence in Planning for Heritage and was highly commended at the RTPI Regional Awards. Previous work in 2011 was shortlisted for two e-Government awards and won the Regional RTPI award for ‘Planning Process’, going on to be named overall winner.
Jack Hanson BA (Hons) MA MLI
Principal Heritage Consultant
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
Tom joined Locus Consulting in 2016 from a background in archaeological field work, training and heritage management.
Tom has strong experience in development-lead and commercial field archaeology gained over 10 years on a variety of urban and rural archaeological projects, including major infrastructure schemes, housing schemes, and complex urban sites. Taking the lead on a number of projects, Tom has expanded his skillset to the research and preparation of heritage statements, working on sites across the United Kingdom.
During his time at Locus, Tom has contributed to high profile initiatives including the Coventry City Centre and Sutton High Street Heritage Action Zones, and the Liverpool World Heritage Site Management Plan. Furthermore Tom has managed Locus’ growing portfolio of development-lead archaeological projects, including the redevelopment of Chad Varah House, Lincoln.
Tom has growing skills in the development of CPD training for planning and heritage professionals. Tom plays a central role in Historic England’s flagship ‘Essentials’ programme, involving the nationwide delivery of 70 courses for approximately 2100 delegates across a four-year period.
Key to his approach is implementing projects according to agreed programmes within strict time and budgetary constraints, identifying and responding to changing priorities.
Olivia Morrill BA (Hons) MA
Heritage & Events Officer
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.