We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Bloxam as Project Manager for the Stone Section of the business. With a solid background in stone restoration and construction project management, David comes with a wealth of practical and organisational skills.
Having completed a HND in Historic Decorative Craft at Lincoln School of Art, David spent five years with DBR carrying out stone restoration and stucco before joining Priest Restoration. He quickly progressed to Contracts Manager, running major restoration projects including the west wing of Somerset House, Kensington Palace façade and Knebworth House.
David was then headhunted to put a team together to restore the former home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor near Versailles in France. He then returned to the UK to restore a 12th century private property and set up his own restoration business.
For the next ten years, David worked mostly on domestic properties specialising in stonework, repointing and building limes before becoming a freelance Project Manager for new builds and hotel buildings. This culminated in a permanent role as an Asset Manager working alongside clients such as Whitbread and the Landmark Trust.
David has now gone full circle, returning to the heritage sector with his new position at Cliveden Conservation harnessing his knowledge and extensive experience of historic buildings, traditional craftsmanship and project management. He said:
“There is nothing more satisfying than returning something old back to its former glory whether it is architectural or a vintage car – another one of my passions. Cliveden Conservation has some incredible projects, so this is a great opportunity for me to work with some of the UK’s finest conservators and deliver exceptional results.”