Paddy Pugh has an exceptional understanding of how the historic environment can accommodate carefully considered change and development. He is a chartered surveyor and chartered town planner who holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation from the Architectural Association. Paddy has worked with English Heritage's London Team for 26 years, the last 7 as its Director. During his time as Director, Paddy has combined his passionate advocacy for historic buildings and places with an understanding that commercial realities will often provide the key to securing their long term, viable future.
Over his career, Paddy has advised central government, local authorities, developers, local groups and people on the widest range of historic building types and proposals affecting their setting, including World Heritage Sites, National Museums, churches, terraced houses, theatres, schools, football stadia, railway stations and very tall buildings.
Notable amongst many significant projects is his important contribution to King's Cross/St Pancras. Over a 10 year period, he has steered English Heritage's involvement in Argent's huge King's Cross Central development, the St Pancras Eurostar Terminal, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, the University of the Arts and, of course, King's Cross Station - a project on which he worked in close collaboration with John McAslan + Partners.
All of these projects were founded on a constructive, positive approach to change which has been the hallmark of Paddy's directorship at English Heritage.
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