Specialist team covering an extensive portfolio of development, research and educational heritage projects.

Adam Partington

Adam is Director and co-founder of Locus Consulting. He leads the specialist team covering an extensive portfolio of development, research and educational heritage projects.

With over 15 years’ experience gained in private practice and local authority planning and heritage teams,  Adam has strong skills in mediation and advocacy, championing strategic, creative and commercial approaches to heritage-led regeneration.

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.

Director and co-founder

BA (Hons) MSc Oxon


BA (Hons) MA

brixie payne

Brixie joined the team at Locus as Assistant Heritage Consultant in 2021. With a background in history and heritage, having studied at both Durham University and the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies, she is interested in the way in which heritage shapes constructions of place and identity, as well as the interplay of tangible and intangible heritage. With experience of working at both heritage sites and museums, she is particularly passionate about heritage strategy and the importance of the role of conservation in sustainable development.

I support the team in preparing heritage statements, archival research and assisting with site analysis. I am also taking a lead role in Essentials Online, a project converting a five-year Historic England training programme to an online format. I am committed to promoting the historic environment’s role in sustainable place-shaping and capitalising on the value that heritage can bring.

Robert Templar

Robert joined the team at Locus in 2022 as a Senior Heritage Consultant and lead archaeologist. 

With an extensive background in archaeological and historical consultancy, gained from commercial archaeology and cultural heritage projects in the UK, Europe and California, Robert takes a fresh approaches to heritage management that seek improved understanding of and access to our heritage. 

Robert has a strong communication and engagement skills, with 7 years experience in planning consultation, including time in California liaising with Native American tribes and State governments on a variety of development projects.

Proudly hailing from an archaeological family, Robert spent large amounts of his youth exploring Hadrian’s wall, parts of which were excavated by his grandmother. 


BA (Hons) MA

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