Carter Jonas partner Richard Harris has achieved RICS Building Conservation Accreditation in recognition of his specialist knowledge.

The rare accreditation recognises the highest standard of work in the conservation of scheduled monuments, historic buildings and sites.

It is recognised by all UK heritage funding and statutory organisations including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, local government conservation officers and local heritage and civic trusts.

Mr Harris, who is based in Carter Jonas’ Oxford office and has more than 28 years’ experience in the industry, leads the firm’s historic building conservation work nationally.

His colleagues include Michael Holford in Leeds and Eloise Kench in Bristol.

Mr Harris plays a key role in the building consultancy team, which provides advice and services across a project’s lifecycle, including property disposal, acquisition, fit-out and occupation.

Some of the wide-ranging projects undertaken by the team include conservation repairs and upgrading works at Worcester College, Oxford and Carlton Towers Estate near Selby, Yorkshire, and a programme with the National Trust to upgrade residential lets.

To gain accreditation, Mr Harris submitted a detailed written assignment, including a summary of his heritage experience, a critical analysis of five case studies of his work on historic building projects, as well as an interview and assessment. He is the first person at Carter Jonas to have attained it.

Richard Love, head of building consultancy, said: “We are very proud of Richard’s achievement in attaining the RICS Building Conservation Accreditation. This recognition is a testament to his hard work, dedication and expertise in the field.

“Over the past five years, our team has grown to more than 50 people strong, with a network working out of our offices in Leeds, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, London and Bristol.

“As we have added service lines and strengthened our capabilities, Richard has played an important role in this progression, and his accreditation further supports and reaffirms our commitment to providing exceptional advice and services to our clients across the country.”

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