Conserving and revitalizing
the historic environment

We take an informed and rigorous approach to understanding the historic environment and assessing its capacity for change, listen to our clients, work creatively with architects and other professions and strive to achieve excellent results.
As well as advising on development proposals and acting as expert witness at appeals, we undertake historic environment research, advise on urban design, landscape issues, historic parks and gardens and can provide a full complement of services to local authorities.

Richard MacCullagh MRTPI IHBC

Principal

MSc European Urban Conservation, Diploma Town & Country Planning and BA Hons History

Richard is a chartered town planner and a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and has over 18 years professional experience. Before establishing RMA Heritage, Richard worked as an independent heritage consultant and was Conservation and Design Team Leader at Winchester City Council, 1998-2008. Prior to this he worked as a Conservation Officer in London and Scotland and earlier worked on two successful regeneration schemes at Temple Bar in Dublin and Laganside in Belfast.
Richard’s strengths lie in his strategic vision, analytical and research skills, creative thinking, pragmatism and ability to articulate convincing arguments.

Laura Berry

Historical Research Consultant

BA Hons History

Laura is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and has worked as a researcher since graduating from Royal Holloway University in 2005. Specialising in building and family histories she has previously worked as a researcher for a leading research agency, as well as Strutt & Parker, the British Library, the BBC and other television and print media, made several television appearances, presented seminars on historical research to PhD and MA students, and published on the subject. Laura undertakes detailed research, contributes to heritage significance statements and other heritage projects and is particularly adept at sourcing archive material from repositories across the country to support Listed Building Consent applications.

Melissa Newton CMLI

Associate Landscape Architect and Urban Design Consultant

MA Urban Design, Diploma Landscape Architecture and BA Hons Landscape Architecture

Melissa is a chartered member of the Landscape Institute with over 17 years professional experience of working in local government and private practice. As Senior Landscape Architect at Winchester City Council 1994-2008, she completed the Winchester District Landscape Character Assessment and advised on urban design, landscape design and public realm proposals. Melissa’s specialisms include landscape and urban design, landscape and visual impact assessments, characterisation studies, historic parks and gardens and acting as expert witness at planning appeals and public inquiries.

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