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.
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)
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
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
Geraint Coles, Director and Lead Consultant