David Owen NRAC

David is an experienced Access Consultant who graduated in Building Management from the University of the West of England. He is a member of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC), the Museums Association and the Access Association. David has provided Access Consultancy in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Key clients include Arts Council Wales, the Tower of London, the Imperial War Museum, the Royal Museums of Greenwich (National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory), the Science Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Wales in Venice, National Museum of Qatar, Royal Albert Hall, English National Opera, Theatr Clwyd, Roundhouse, Arad Goch, Chapter Arts Centre, Galeri Caernarfon, The Clore Leadership Programme, Chelsea FC, Swansea City AFC, Southampton FC, Department for Transport, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Accor Hotels, Canary Wharf Management Company and Intu Retail Services. 

David has been Lead Consultant on access at Goss Consultancy Ltd for 12 years carrying out Access Audits, Access Design Appraisals and Access Audit Training. Types of building audited include: Museums and Galleries, Listed Buildings, Large Performance Venues, Theatres, Cinemas, Managed Estates, Conference Centres, Stadia, Hotels, Stately Homes, Retail Shopping Malls, Universities, Community Institutes, Open Parkland and Leisure Fields. 

Key Achievements

  • Retained Access Consultant for Historic Royal Palaces including undertaking full Access Audit of the Tower of London focusing on physical and sensory access, vertical and horizontal circulation around complex visitor attractions, inclusive exhibiting, different methods of communicating exhibits, the use of technology and apps for handheld devices and the importance of effective wayfinding in a multi-directional building environment.
  • Carried out an Access Design Appraisal of the V&A Museum of Childhood’s for their current total museum refurbishment project. Identifying potential barriers to access and making recommendations on how to mitigate these barriers based on statutory and non-statutory guidance, to support the museum to achieve their objective of providing access for all.
  • Carried out a full Access Audit of the Royal Museums Greenwich a UNESCO Heritage site (The National Maritime Museum, The Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark), providing recommendations and guidance on making historic environments inclusive and accessible to a wide audience including school children, families with young children, older people and those who have impairments.
  • Delivery of Access Audit training to enable smaller museums and galleries to conduct Access Audits of their venues.
  • Lead Access Consultant for the current Imperial War Museum refurbishment.


About Goss Consultancy Ltd
Nick Goss is Managing Director for Goss Consultancy Ltd (GCL). GCL works with a wide range of clients from all sectors to devise, develop, implement & evaluate inclusion strategies that are fit for purpose, are aligned with wider policy frameworks and can be effectively implemented across organisations and work programmes.

Their main work streams are training, consultancy and access audits. Highlights of GLC's work include:
• Commissioned by the UK's Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to write large sections of the non-statutory guidance for the Equality Act 2010
• Retained by the Arts Council England for 6 years to support the delivery of their equality & diversity strategy
• Commissioned by the British Council & LOCOG to support the scoping of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, with respect to ways of promoting disability equality
• Founding member of the London Development Agency's blue print Independent Disability Equality Advisory Group.


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