10 January 2019

Indigo welcomes Nick Corbett, who joins the Heritage team as part of its ambitious growth strategy.

Nick is an experienced heritage specialist and his appointment follows our most recent success at the RTPI Regional Awards for Planning Excellence, winning the "Heritage and Culture" award. 

Nick joins Indigo from Warwick District Council, having led the conservation and design team, working on nationally recognised heritage assets, including Warwick Castle, Stoneleigh Abbey, and the historic towns of Warwick, Kenilworth, and Royal Leamington Spa.

Nick’s wider experience includes working as the Principal Design Officer at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and spearheading major regeneration projects in sensitive, historic locations. His experience also extends to the private sector, having worked on high profile schemes, including the regeneration of Derby City Centre, with Derby Cityscape Ltd.

Nick has an in depth understanding of what makes a historic place or a heritage asset significant, and how to achieve new development strengthening this significance.  His combination of heritage and design skills is key to this – an approach that’s essential when it comes to engaging with local communities and their elected representatives, as well as officers.

Nick reflects:

“My ambition for the year ahead is to help grow the heritage side of the business, by listening to the needs of clients, identifying gaps in the market, and by complementing the specialisms of my colleagues in the wider Indigo team.  Indigo strikes me as being a seriously professional planning consultancy, whilst also being young and energetic in outlook.”

As a Chartered Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, and the Royal Town Planning Institute, with a town planning degree from Manchester University, and a Master’s degree in urban design from Oxford Brooks University, Nick is well versed to provide high quality heritage and design advice, and support to both private and public-sector clients.  He is also the author of several books, including Transforming Cities: Revival in the Square, published by RIBA.