HELEN MOORE - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Having worked in the property development industry for 25 years, previously with Countryside Properties and Crest Nicholson, Helen was appointed as the first non-family Managing Director of City & Country in 2010. This experience with large housebuilders has made her value the creative, bespoke and sensitive approach adopted by City & Country across all its projects.
Helen heads the Community Consultation process in order to encourage the active participation of key stakeholders and to ensure their thoughts and aspirations play a key role in shaping our vision.
SIMON VERNON-HARCOURT - PLANNING AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Simon joined the group in 2007. He is a chartered architect with an excellent eye for design talent, and great technical knowledge of historic buildings, construction techniques and planning rules. Simon has achieved a series of successful planning consents for challenging projects.
RICHARD WINSBOROUGH - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (PLANNING)
As a chartered town planner and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Richard has led our experienced in-house planning team since joining the group in 2011 having previously worked for large scale developers and run his own planning consultancy. Richard takes an active role in all the groups’ projects, working closely with the local authority, local community and consultees.
The Consultant Team
We recognise the importance of working with highly skilled consultants with aspirations similar to our own. Following an extensive review process we have selected a team we believe has the skill and experience that makes them ideal partners to help us realise an exciting new vision for this complex and challenging Site.
Our lead consultants for this project are Shaw and Jagger Architects and Liz Lake Associates Landscape Architects; both experienced consultants with an in-depth knowledge of working with sites of this scale and historical significance. The consultants have worked with City & Country on a number of previous schemes, including the multi award winning conversion of a former asylum at The Galleries, Warley.
Shaw and Jagger Architects provide a bespoke architectural service with a wealth of experience across all sectors. The directors have worked together for over ten years on a broad range of projects, allowing them to consistently deliver successful and high quality designs. The Practice has completed the first residential conversion of a Scheduled Ancient Monument in England, as well as restoring the first Scheduled Ancient Monument for over 20 years in Scotland. Shaw and Jagger has also collaborated with the Princes Regeneration Trust, in addition to working on a number of significant listed buildings; including a Grade II* private residential dwelling that contained Grade I quality panelling and plasterwork.
Liz Lake Associates, in conjunction with Debois Landscape Survey Group who are experts in works by Humphry Repton, have worked on many heritage landscape schemes. These include restoration projects, historic gardens and landscape characterisation. They support their work through archival research and by thorough assessment of the existing features that remain on a site. This requires evaluation of the significance of the heritage assets and preparing strategies for new planting, identifying enhancement options and long-term management.
They achieve high-quality and sensitive landscape settings for restoration and conversion projects. Their key to success is being able to understand the importance of a property and to balance relevant historic landscape details with providing a high-quality, sensitive and stunning landscape setting.