Senior Heritage Adviser
Planning & Heritage

Bender is a Senior Heritage Adviser specialising in design, heritage and townscape

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With almost 20 years’ experience in the built environment, Thomas is a specialist in heritage and architecture, listed buildings, large developments such as masterplans and infrastructure projects. Previously Lead Advisor for Design Review at CABE/Design Council, Thomas has worked on complex, high profile projects including the British Museum, the South Bank Centre, Elizabeth House, the Eco-Town programme and many town centre regeneration schemes across England.

Key Skills

  • Historic environment consultancy on development in sensitive historic contexts
  • Townscape characterisation and assessment, including visual impact analysis
  • Historic building research and analysis enabling design development
  • Preparation of Townscape, Heritage and Visual Assessments, including Environmental
  • Impact Assessment, alongside Statements of Significance and Heritage Statements
  • Design advice on all aspects related to architecture and urban planning and creating inclusive places


  • Mount Anvil
  • The Collective
  • Lochailort Investment
  • Wates
  • Brookgate