Design Architects Conservation Projects

Our conservation work includes works to listed buildings, work in conservation areas and special settings, such as properties in green belt. 

If you require a listed building consent, or your site is in a conservation area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) or green belt, we can usually assist you with plans and negotiations. Achieving consent for a scheme is often a tall order. Meetings with Conservation Officers and others in the Planning departments of Local Authorities are often necessary to look at what may achieve consent. We can develop a scheme with you and help you put the case for your project, sometimes using additional specialist planning advice available through us if required. Often a staged process is required to proffer solutions to the Local Authority then receive feedback. Also we provide construction works information for conservation projects including suitable specifications, with workmanship and materials information.

Past examples include:

  • Grade I listed St Pancras Station redevelopment, negotiating consents with English Heritage, and detailing suitable construction for approval and completion.
  • Negotiations regarding the renovation of a thatched cottage in Dorset.
  • Design for loft conversion and extensions in urban Conservation Area of St Albans.

These examples may demonstrate our experience in dealing with conservation issues, which we wish to use to your benefit, adding value to your project.