Historic Environment Consultant, Director Robinson Wild Consulting
Esther has an extensive background in built heritage and provides in-depth specialist advice and consulting on historic environment-related matters. She has experience of working on a wide range of projects in all areas of the historic environment including listed buildings, historic buildings and places, conservation areas and archaeology, as well as impact funding. Esther possesses a unique combination of experience and knowledge of the historic environment and real estate and has developed a comprehensive understanding of both conservation and development-related issues. With a background in real estate finance, Esther also understands development economics and viability which informs a targeted and holistic approach that can benefit clients in the key risk areas of project finance and time management.
Working with long-standing heritage partners, and clients including statutory consultees, charities, government agencies and developers, Esther has significantly contributed to the successful delivery of complex and high-profile projects. These range from preparing the historic environment assessment for English Heritage’s £5 million footbridge project at Tintagel Castle to project managing the Architectural Heritage Fund’s (AHF) establishment of a £7 million Heritage Impact Fund and the £15 million Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme, which forms part of the government’s Future High Streets Fund.
Esther has a MA in the Archaeology of Buildings from the University of York where she is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and provides CPD training on good practice in the historic environment in planning-led contexts on their behalf. She is a Trustee of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage and also sits on several panels and committees including The Architectural Heritage Fund’s Credit Panel and The Twentieth Century Society’s Casework Committee.