We have much experience of working within and around a variety of historic buildings. We work closely with historic building specialists, such as Historic England and the Victorian Society; also with specialist consultants where that is beneficial.
Our philosophical approach is to preserve and enhance the character and quality of the original building and it’s setting in the public realm. This is often amplified by sensitively juxtaposing contemporary design with the historic original, also by using modern materials to reflect and enhance the setting of traditional materials. We are interested in the layers of history that an old building often contains and may seek to reveal these in our design. We also believe in the inventive re-use of old buildings as a sustainable low carbon strategy.
We have achieved numerous Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Planning Consents and believe in securing early dialogue with the planning and historic building authorities when embarking on a project.
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