Having spent the past twenty-five years working in two of my favourite sectors – heritage and the built environment, I can honestly say I have been lucky. Despite weeks of cold weather in muddy trenches or up scaffolding at the start of my career, I am now in the fortunate position of reaping the rewards of past experience.
Within Tricolor I form part of the interpretation delivery team, ensuring a smooth transition for all stages of the project – from initial feasibility through to design and specification, costing, supply chain management, final fit-out and maintenance policies.
As a former building surveyor, I particularly enjoy the challenges that arise on interpretation projects – each is unique in its own way. What I have found is that they all provide an opportunity to gain new insights into what makes a good visitor experience. There is also a real necessity to work collaboratively with other specialists to create something that is both tangible and authentic.
Supply chain management
Project management (RIBA 4-7)
BA (hons) Combined Studies in English Literature and Archaeology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
BSc Building Surveying, Anglia Ruskin University
Archaeological excavator (various sites) and draughtswoman for both Central Excavation Unit and Chelmsford Archaeological Trust. Reference Department Library Assistant – Cambridge Central Library. Architectural Assistant and trainee Building Surveyor – Pleasance, Hookham and Nix Building surveyor and designer specialising in listed buildings – Bidwells Own building surveying consultancy – as a sole practitioner specialising in refurbishments and conversions
Tricolor Projects been involved with:
- 2015 – Erewash Museum – co-ordinating fit-out and delivery
- 2016 – Sutton Hoo – pricing interpretation design proposals
- 2016 – Brighton Dome – project management (design development)
- 2017 – Bury St Edmunds Guildhall – project management (interpretation delivery)