Nick leads the heritage and placemaking work at WSP’s Planning Consultancy, based in the Mailbox, Birmingham. His recent work ranges from advising on a masterplan that celebrates the industrial heritage of Wolverhampton, to the £369m reservicing of Buckingham Palace. He previously worked as a design and conservation team leader in local government, including at Warwick District and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He was the founder of Transforming Cities Ltd, co-founder of Urban Design London, and currently serves on the High Streets Task Force. He is a chartered town planner, urban designer, writer, and heritage specialist with full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. He is also the author of several books including: Palace of Pugin, and Transforming Cities: Revival in the Square,(published by RIBA).