Partner, Architect, MA FSA DipArch RIBA AABC
Martin's sensitive, painstaking work on 18th Century Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire over a four year period was to raise his profile in the conservation field and in the presentation of historic buildings to the public. He was soon able to set up his own practice, Martin Stancliffe Architects, of which he was director for 25 years, before merging with Purcell in 2004. Martin has also worked extensively for English Heritage, the Churches Conservation Trust, the Landmark Trust and private owners on major country houses, as well as cultural and educational institutions.
Martin places great emphasis on the value of strategic planning, one of his principal strengths. At St Paul’s Cathedral, where he was Surveyor to the Fabric from 1990 to 2011, he instituted a long term programme of repair, conservation and adaptation work in anticipation of the St Paul’s tercentenary in 2010.
‘Breathing life into an historic building to meet the needs of a new generation is the part of the job I find most satisfying.’