What We Do

Across our Team of Partners and Associates we offer a wide range of heritage and built environment services 

Understanding Heritage Resources & their Setting

Advice on all types of Heritage Resource from World Heritage Sites to Local Listings

Desk Based Assessment and Archival Research 

Built Environment and Heritage Building Surveys – pre-construction evaluations and assessments, etc.

Heritage Statements - Drawing up Assessments of Heritage Significance

Understanding community - deep place, intangible heritage and heritage as cohesion and wellbeing

Understanding setting – historical, contextual and urban analysis (movement, access, linkages, frontages, sight lines, etc.)

Whole district approaches to renewal - not just the “heritage bits” within the red line.


Planning for Heritage-Led Renewal and Regeneration

Vision and Concept Creation:  The value of heritage from community cohesion to cultural heritage tourism.

Strategic Framework Development – programme development from masterplans to local plans – support for creation of supplementary planning guidance, etc.

Options evaluation, appraisal and cost-benefit analysis 

Advice on using historical evidence to create vernacular “sited” development schemes (creating places not housing estates) 

Adaptive re-use and retrofit planning & preferred options appraisal for all types and ages of heritage building. 

Detailed financial modelling and Business Case Development (using Green Book standards)

Planning Consent and Heritage Permissions Support

Grant & Funding Strategy and Application Development

Delivery Structures and Vehicles (Fit-for-purpose governance development)

Working with Communities

Partnership Working: stakeholder management and community engagement. 

Social and Community Enterprise Planning - making best use of heritage assets

Economic Sustainability and Sustainability Retrofit 

Making a case for Community / Social Ownership - Creating Community Asset Transfer Plans 

Social attitudes survey and development options consultation

Local Plan, Planning Enquiry and Public Enquiry Representation

Heritage Programme and Project Management

Creating / designing delivery programmes /projects

Funding bid / Grant application development

Planning Applications & SAM/Listed Building Applications

Detailed specification of programmes of works 

Contract letting and management (ICE, etc.)

Management / Oversight of RIBA Stages 0 to 7

Finance, budget and resource management

Management of staff, multidisciplinary teams and external consultants

Our Goal

"We want to help companies and communities create places where people feel pride and ownership – Places where people want to live their lives".

Geraint Coles, Director and Lead Consultant