David started with Norse in 2012 as a building surveyor, primarily working on condition surveys of homes for elderly people and planned maintenance projects on schools.
Having achieved an MSc in the Conservation of the Historic Environment at the College of Estate Management, Reading University, where he received the Robert Adam Architects Prize for best overall course performance, he soon began to project lead heritage works.
This field is now his sole focus, with notable projects including the award-winning Oakwood Clock, a Grade II listed clocktower on which he was project leader and the re-roofing of Leeds Central Library and Art Gallery, a Grade II* and Grade II listed building in the centre of the city.
David is currently project lead on the major, three-year re-roofing scheme taking place on Grade I listed Leeds Town Hall, one of the most iconic buildings in Leeds, and the repair and refurbishment of Kirkgate Market Blockshops, a Grade I listed building.
He has also overseen a heritage condition survey programme, which included Kirkstall Abbey (Grade I and Scheduled Monument), Stank Hall and Barn (Grade I, II and Scheduled Monument), Temple Newsam House (Grade I) and Lotherton Hall (Grade II).
As a conservation building surveyor, my primary focus is on preserving the historic significance of nationally important heritage assets for future generations while managing the requirements of the present day and the needs of the client.