We have experience of working on listed buildings and understand the complexity, care and consultation required to achieve exciting developments in these environments. Our diligent approach, combined with design flair has produced many successful conservation projects. Much of our work has been in the context of the repair, refurbishment, adaptation, modernisation or extension to Grade I, II* and II listed buildings. We have also worked on historic landscapes and significant buildings that are not listed but define the local vernacular.
We undertake this work as part of our normal architectural service. One of our directors, Alex Bell, leads this sector and is listed on the RIBA Conservation Register. Our approach is to research and respect the existing historic fabric using the internationally recognised ICOMOS principles. Our designs ensure repairs or interventions are sympathetic in their design and use traditional materials wherever possible. We often act as planning agent for applications, and can write Heritage Statements using the appropriate language of conservation experts. We have developed good working relationships with planning officers, conservation officers and representatives of Historic England.