Name Ant Hatfield
Job Title Senior Lecturer 
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Subject(s) Built Surveying
Tel 01902 518581

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Ant’ started his construction career as an Estimator with a major house builder before moving in to their land purchasing team and specialising in Brown Field redevelopment. It was here that his interest in the reuse of buildings began. He then moved to the Public Sector, working closely with Building Conservation teams and here is passion for building conservation grew. Prior to moving to academia, Anthony managed a team of surveyors working on LSVT (large scale voluntary transfer) stock valuations and the U.K. Governments Decent Homes programme.

Ant’ is now a Senior Lecturer and Subject Award Leader for BSc (hons) Building Surveying and HNC/D Construction and Built environment courses. Ant’ has also taught Construction Technology on behalf of the University in Hong Kong and Qatar. He is Chartered and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

His research has recently been based on the protection of Medieval structures from the deleterious effects of moisture penetration using soft capping technology. Ant’ also specialises in the conversion and restoration of heritage buildings both in the UK and France.


Ant’ has been nominated by students as ‘Inspirational Lecturer of the Year’ on a number of occasions and disseminating his practical industrial experience to students through teaching and site visits remains one of his major objectives.

The University of Wolverhampton is one of opportunity to all prospective students. To this aim, Ant’ is also a Student Enabling Tutor (SET) offering additional support and mentoring.

As a STEM Ambassador, Ant’ promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Schools and Colleges as he wants to inspire a younger generation to enter University and pursue professional careers in Architecture and the Built Environment.

Ant’s interests outside of work includes walking and mountain biking in Europe as well as visiting and photographing heritage buildings; many of which find their way into his teaching material to highlight construction technology, defects and architectural features. Ant’ also speaks French and a little German.

Keen on Astronomy he is also interested in the Big Bang theory, Dark Matter and the String Theory. 

Building Surveying Practice.

Property reuse and new development.

Construction Technology.

Conservation, preservation and restoration of heritage buildings.

Ant’ is particularly interest in Built Heritage conservation and its impact on social cohesion and a sense of place for communities.

His research towards a PhD evaluates the opportunities and drawbacks of world heritage inscription on the regeneration of a modern City

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Conference papers include:


2013: Hatfield, A. and Carlesimo, A. ‘An investigation into the current provision of shelter, post disaster, and to explore whether there is a more effective and sustainable method of providing shelter than the current process used by humanitarian aid providers’. RICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference

September 10, 2013-2, 2013, New Delhi, India.


2012: Hatfield, A. and Piper, L. ‘The feasibility of using green roof technologies to protect historic monuments divergent to established or traditional methods’.

Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC). Advancing Civil, Architectural and Construction Engineering & Management, July 4-6, 2012 Bangkok, Thailand.


2011: Hatfield, A. and Evans, S. ‘The concept of ‘Sustainable Communities’ and its application in the United Kingdom’s Social Housing stock – is it successful?’. Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI). ‘Construction Challenges in the New Decade, July 5-7 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


2010: Hatfield, A. ‘Construction students’ perspective of Computer Aided Assessment at the University of Wolverhampton, U.K’. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) COBRA 2010 research conference, Paris, France.