tor&co Expand Heritage Team with new Associate Director

We are delighted to welcome Dr James Weir to our team as Associate Director in Heritage.

James has 18 years’ experience working across Britain in the public and private heritage sectors, having worked on a wide range of heritage projects spanning industry sectors and for a wide range of clients and stakeholders, from private individuals to historic estates. He is passionate about the historic environment, both in ensuring its sympathetic conservation and in successfully integrating high-quality modern design and development.

His specialisms include integrating heritage into strategic planning, such as in site allocations, estate masterplans, Local Plans/SPDs, and Neighbourhood Plans; analysis and interpretation of historic buildings and landscapes; and utilising assessments of the significance and setting of heritage assets to identify scope for change.

Before joining tor&co, James worked for Dorset Council as a Senior Conservation Officer, where his responsibilities included the provision of heritage content for the Local Plan, and assessing heritage impacts of major planning applications for residential/commercial, renewables and minerals/waste.

tor&co’s Technical Director of Heritage, John Trehy, said “We are pleased that someone so qualified in architectural heritage with recent conservation officer experience has joined our growing heritage team at tor&co. His particular skills and experience will bring an extra dimension to the services we can offer our clients.”

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