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12th July 2022 (7 Topics)

Nairita Chakraborty named Commissioner of UK history preservation body


Indian-origin architect and design advocate Nairita Chakraborty has been appointed to the prestigious role of Commissioner of Historic England, the public body championing the country’s historic environment and heritage.


  • Chakraborty, who grew up in Delhi and studied at the School of Planning and Architecture before moving to the UK, has over 16 years of experience in heritage, townscape and design.
  • She is already a member of Historic England’s Advisory Committee.
  • She has produced significant work on the adaptation and conversion of large and complex listed buildings, as well as town centre, public realm, and conservation area schemes.

The Historic England Commission

  • As the governing board of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, the Commission has direct responsibility for the work of Historic England.
  • The Commission also has overall responsibility for the National Heritage Collection, which is managed by the English Heritage Trust on its behalf.
  • It comprises a maximum of 17 individuals, appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for their skill or professional standing in one or more area of expertise.

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