Our contact details are below and details of our core advisory and consultation services may be found on the following page:
Lord Mayor's Design Awards 2011 - The People's Choice
The aim of the Lord Mayor's Design Awards is to encourage, promote and publicise the best in architecture and environmental design and to help improve the built environment for us all. In 2009, a new category, "The People's Choice" was introduced and opened to the public vote to support your views and help us celebrate excellent design in Newcastle upon Tyne. 2011 is no different and so all shortlisted entries in the Design Awards in categories such as Landscape, Small Scale Development, Conservation, Refurbishment, New Building and Sustainability have been put forward as nominees for "The People's Choice".
You can cast your vote at http://www.heritagepartnership.org.uk/lmda
The winner of The People's Choice will be announced, along with the winners and commended finalists of the other categories, at the awards ceremony on 5th December 2011 and will be published at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/lmda soon after.
More about the Lord Mayor's Design Awards can be found by visiting http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/lmda
HES Online Resources
Tyne and Wear Heritage Open Days
Visit the TWHODs website - http://www.twhods.org.uk
Defence Sites of Tyne and Wear
Victoria Tunnel Overground Walks, Maps and Guide leaflet
Commemorative Plaques Scheme
About the HES
The Historic Environment Section is the archaeology, conservation, heritage and historic building service of the City Council. As part of the Planning and Transportation Division the team members are involved in caring for the City’s listed buildings, scheduled monuments and conservation areas, managing its ancient monuments, maintaining its archaeological records, developing its heritage and ensuring that the historic environment is a vital part of the regeneration of the City.
Some members of the team also provide specialist advice to Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland Councils as part of the Tyne and Wear Specialist Conservation Team
Staff Profiles and Contact Details
Ian Ayris, Historic Environment Manager
Phone: 277 7190 / internal 27190
- Is responsible for and manages the Historic Environment Section.
- Is responsible for ensuring that conservation , historic buildings, archaeology and industrial archaeology are a high priority of the Council.
- Deals with strategic issues and co-ordinates major projects and reports
- Has a specialist role as County Industrial Archaeologist - providing advice and assistance to all the Tyne and Wear Districts on any issues to do with the industrial heritage of the area.
- Administers the Tyne and Wear Specialist Conservation Team
Dave Heslop, County Archaeologist
Phone: 0191 2116235
- Provides advice to Newcastle City Council and all the Districts of Tyne and Wear on archaeology, historic sites and monuments.
- Is responsible for deciding where archaeological work is required and what form it should take.
- Looks after the ancient monuments owned by the City Council - deciding what work is required to the Castle Keep, the Town Walls and Towers.
- Also responsible for the care, repair and maintenance of a number of the city’s public monuments, statues and drinking fountains and for elements of the City Council’s public art portfolio.
Jennifer Morrison, Archaeology Officer
Phone: 0191 2116218 / 2116235 / internal 26218
- Examines planning applications throughout the County to determine whether they are archaeologically sensitive and recommends where archaeological works are required.
- Is responsible for the management and development of the Tyne & Wear Historic Environment Record - the County’s definitive database of known archaeological and historical sites.
- Recommends where archaeology might be found or disturbed by proposed building or development.
- Helps members of the public, schoolchildren and students who have questions about the archaeology of the County
Fiona Cullen, Heritage Officer
Phone: 277 7192 / internal 27192
- Promotes the conservation, enhancement and enjoyment of the city’s heritage and historic environment
- Administers and manages conservation grant schemes
- Prepares policy documents and informative literature
- Provides guidance and advice to owners and occupiers on appropriate works to Grade II listed and other unlisted buildings in the Central Conservation Area
- Provides general built heritage conservation guidance and advice to internal City Council departments and external organisations
- Co-ordinates heritage events such as Heritage Open Days
Peter Derham, County Historic Buildings Officer
Phone: 211 5626 / internal 25626
- Specialises in giving advice on how to carry out works to our most outstanding historic buildings - those which are recognised as regionally or nationally outstanding and Listed as Grade I or Grade II buildings.
- Provides advice to all the District Councils of Tyne and Wear on their listed buildings and on buildings within their Conservation Areas.
- Offers advice to owners of buildings, developers and planning officers on appropriate methods to preserve the architectural integrity of the City
Ben Smith, Historic Environment Officer
Phone. 277 7194 / internal 27194
- Has principal responsibility for the preparation and development of the Local List of Buildings, Structures, Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces of Special Interest
- Responsible for internet and IT based heritage developments, including the Heritage Open Days website, Tyne and Wear Sitelines, Heritage Partnership and others
- Responsible for the development and preparation of informative visitor information including interpretation, visitor leaflets and heritage/conservation information websites
Charlotte Foster, Historic Environment Officer
Phone: 211 5625/ internal 25625
Is responsible for preparing, surveying and monitoring of Heritage Assets at Risk, including Grade II Listed Buildings and Structures, Historic Parks and Gardens and Places of Worship.
Taking forward the draft Byker Heritage Partnership Agreement, including providing advice relating to the Heritage Partnership Agreement with regards to the Byker Estate.
Undertaking a review of the Local List of buildings, structures, parks, gardens and open spaces of special local architectural or historic interest.
Providing advice on Grade II Listed Buildings situated outside Conservation Areas.
Providing advice on buildings located within the following Conservation Areas: