fiona williams principal heritage and design
Principal, Heritage and Design

Fiona Williams MA(Hons) MSc is a principal heritage consultant in Heritage and Design with over 5 years consultancy experience based in London. Her specialisms include townscape assessment, industrial heritage, late twentieth century architecture and English Baroque.

Fiona studied Architectural and Art History at Edinburgh University, where she was awarded a First class degree. Following her studies she completed research and conservation projects for the Victoria & Albert Museum and Design For London. This experience was supported by further study during her Masters combining urban planning, conservation and environmental science at Kings College London. Fiona consequently specialises in synthesising complex and detailed archive material into persuasive and effective advocacy documents grounded in national and local policy. This work has included statements of significance, listing rebuttals, certificate of immunity applications and the full suite of documents to support the appeal and public inquiry process. Fiona has worked on buildings designated at the very highest level including several Grade I and Grade II* listed properties. This includes the restoration of the Banqueting House (Grade I), refurbishment of St James’s Palace residential apartments (Grade I), the conversion of Ironbridge power station (World Heritage Site) and the extension of  Kensington Palace Orangery (Grade I). She has also undertaken several townscape assessments to support tall buildings in Lewisham, Willesden Green and Mortlake.

Consequently Fiona is adept at managing sites with an array of intersecting designations, often resulting in a complex interplay of associated significances. As such Fiona has developed a robust project management style, adhering to timescales whilst mindful of the intrinsic long term nature of conservation projects

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