Associate, Building Surveyor and Heritage Consultant

Alex Holton


Alex Holton

PgDipSurveying MA PhD

Alex joined Purcell in 2011 and is a qualified building surveyor and heritage consultant. He studied at the University College of Estate Management, and universities of Nottingham and York. Alex specialises in building pathology, defect diagnosis and practical conservation and repair. He works practice-wide on some of the UK’s finest buildings, acting for both private and public clients. These include English Heritage, York Museums Trust, Durham Cathedral and York Minster Estate.

His skills cover building condition surveys (including deficit surveys to assist development), technical and practical expertise in stonework conservation and restoration, the management of consents processes with statutory consultees, and project specification and delivery. He also enjoys teaching on the subjects of surveying, conservation and heritage in schools, universities and with the RIBA.

Alongside his day-to-day role as a surveyor, Alex is also the Chair and a Trustee Director of Purcell’s Employee Ownership Trust. He is also a member of the Fabric Advisory Committees of the cathedrals of Southwark and Wakefield.