Butress has expanded its board of directors with the addition of Neal Charlton.
An AABC-accredited architect, Neal joined the practice in 1999, and has considerable experience in the arts and culture sector. His past projects include the redevelopment of Grade II* geological museum, the Rotuna Museum in Scarborough, and the design of a new visitor centre at Hemsley Castle for English Heritage.
Last year, his restoration work on Grade II* glasshouse on the Wentworth Castle Estate in Barnsley was awarded the inaugural Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award for its outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. After receiving the award, Neal was appointed to the AABC board, where he sits on the current judging panel.
At the practice, he is currently involved in the redevelopment of Grade I listed Headstone Manor and the restoration of 16th century manor house, Wythenshawe Hall, which was badly damaged in a fire in March.
He is also leading the new £21million Blackpool Museum project, which will be housed in the museum’s Grade-II* listed Winter Gardens.
Gavin Sorby, Managing Director of Buttress said: “Neal is an experienced design team leader with wealth of experience in the museum and conservation sectors.
“He has made a significant contribution to the practice, providing strategic direction on a number of key projects. His move to director will allow us build our expertise in arts and culture at board level.”