Martin is a Project Manager working in regeneration with specialisms in heritage, sustainability and the implementation of public art. He has worked in the public, private and third sector and now focuses on the work of building preservation trusts and champions the role of small charitable organisations in making a big impact.
Recently Martin has restored: a monastic cell on a small island that is now used as a RSPB wardens cottage; an old navigational lighthouse that is now used as a heritage centre by a local community group; a staith on the River Tyne with the objective of creating an urban pier; and an engine house on a rope hauled railway that is now a workshop. He is currently on site restoring a pair of bottle kilns with future projects including: a lodge in a cemetery; a pit head from a redundant colliery; an architects bespoke office in an industrial landscape; and the banqueting hall of a famous industrialist.
Martin’s work starts with the identification of potential projects. He then takes the building through options appraisal, project development, detailed design, project delivery. Critical to all this work is the understanding of the long term impact on the Trust of taking on a new project and dealing with its legacy.