Historic buildings often need adaptation to facilitate modern day uses, or require new development to be integrated alongside the original building, to provide modern space standards. Such changes can be essential to ensure the long term maintenance of historic buildings and avoid such buildings falling into disuse and becoming neglected
On occasions ‘enabling developments’ are required to fund the restoration of historic buildings and a delicate balance must be reached between ensuring that a project is financially viable, without harming the heritage character that one is seeking to restore.
Our staff have considerable experience of dealing with listed building and other heritage matters and can offer advice on how adaptations and additions can be added to a heritage environment in a sensitive manner.
We can also offer advice in respect of scheduled ancient monuments, conservation areas, registered historic parks and gardens and matters such as how to deal with the potential for archaeological finds during the planning process.