English Heritage chief structural and civil engineer Terry Girdler will be joining Conisbee as head of Heritage Engineering next month.
Girdler has been with English Heritage for 34 four years, where he has spent the last 11 years as chief structural and civil engineer.
Girdler is highly respected in the conservation community for his advice to the government on its stewardship of the nation’s most treasured buildings and his work on historic structures such as the Tower of London, Stonehenge, Hampton Court Palace, The Ironbridge and St George’s Chapel.
Conisbee already has wide conservation experience in buildings from the 18th to 20th centuries. These include historic and modern icons such as the Royal Albert Hall, Lubetkin’s Highpoint and Wells Coates’ Isokon building.
“After my long and successful career at English Heritage I realise my specialist skills and knowledge are a legacy to share,” said Girdler. “Moving to Conisbee offers the perfect mix of skill, scale and attitude to help me fulfil this ambition.”