Historic building conservation

Our design team includes in-house qualified conservation specialists.  They are passionate about maintaining the integrity of our built heritage, using their skills in research and sensitive physical investigation.

 

Our passion for building conservation does not prevent us from maximising the utility and cost-effectiveness of historic properties  We successfully balance these two aspects and make sure they do not conflict with the integrity of the building and its heritage.  We bring out the best and most important elements of a building's existing features, and complement them with new additions where appropriate.

 

Our conservation solutions use an integrated approach involving architectural, interior, and building services design.  We are assisted by a tried and tested supply chain network of heritage specialists.  They have been selected for their alignment with our values and ways of working, as well as their knowledge and experience.

 

Much of our work is secured through framework arrangements with public sector bodies for the maintenance of their property portfolios.  We have also undertaken many successful stand-alone commissions for customers across the country.

 

We maintain strong links with national conservation organisations such as English Heritage, forged during many years of working on Grade I and Grade II listed building projects.  We also contribute directly to the Conservation Forum of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Our approach

Helping to solve historic building’s hidden past

A re-roofing scheme, project managed by NPS, has shed new light on the origins of one of Kendal’s most historic buildings.

Sensitive church development

We were consultants for the conversion of the 15th century St Lawrence Church in Ipswich into a modern cafe / bistro.

Hull City Hall kitchen refurbishment

Complete refurbishment and power upgrade, within a Grade II Listed building.

Technology in historic buildings

We found an innovative way of installing a 21st century energy management system in a 19th century listed historic monument in London.