Prominent Derry architect appointed as chair of Historic Buildings Council

Fri, 31/07/2020 - 12:12 -- Editor

Derry architect Peter Tracey has been appointed chair of the Historic Buildings Council (HBC).

The HBC provides independent advice to the Department on the listing of buildings, the general state of listed buildings and other matters relating to their preservation and the contribution they make to our communities and economy.

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: “I am delighted to make these appointments to the Historic Buildings Council. Each individual will bring with them an invaluable range of skills and experience, providing sound, independent advice to the Department on matters pertaining to the historic environment, ensuring that it fully contributes to our communities and economy.”

Peter is currently Principal of Tracey Architects. He is the incumbent Chair of the Foyle Civic Trust - winner of the National UK Heritage Angels award in 2018 for its work in the restoration and refurbishment of over 30 buildings within and around the environs of the Walled City in Derry over the last 18 years. He has previously served on the Historic Buildings Council from 2013-2019.