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Alderbrook Park
Situated in the Surrey Hills south of Guildford, the Alderbrook Park estate lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Metropolitan Green Belt. The original 19th century house mansion house, designed by Richard Norman Shaw, was demolished in the post war years.

However, Shaw's landscape survives together with a suite of estate garden buildings, stables and cottages. Working with Rolfe Judd Planning and PRS Architects, we have produced a Heritage Appraisal of the historic significance of the estate and the proposal to replace the missing mansion house and regenerate the landscape and estate buildings.

The project was developed and designed through an understanding of the historic importance of the site and the environmental sensitivity of the area. Through the Heritage Appraisal process we have been able to show how a rebuilding of the mansion house would be enhance the original landscape, buildings and historic significance of the site.

Alderbrook Park
Alderbrook Park

Gaynes Park, Essex
A Grade II Star country house in very poor condition, we produced a plan with B&B Partnership Architects to renovate and convert the house to apartments. The project included successfully negotiating enabling development of four houses in the Green Belt.

A Historic Appraisal of the house was prepared, identifying the most significant architectural characteristics and spaces, together with a plan for an appropriate restoration of the gardens. Informed by our appraisal, the carefully costed proposals successfully made the case for enabling development.


Gaynes Park

Fitzhardinge Street, Westminster
A group of three later 18th century Grade II Listed terraced houses in low-grade office use for many years. We produced a historic building appraisal report, identifying the rooms and architectural characteristics of greatest heritage significance as well as the opportunities for effective restoration.

The buildings have been restored to individual family houses. A fully informed approach allowed the sensitive positioning of lifts in each house to be achieved without disrupting important spaces or features and Listed Building Consent was granted.


Fitzhardinge Street

Horse Guards Parade, London
A proposal to erect lightweight buildings for a short-life trade exhibition on this prominent historic site required a conservation appraisal to identify the precise heritage significance of Horse Guards.

The effect of the exhibition installation on the site, the setting of many important historic buildings surrounding Horse Guards and the potential intrusion into important views both into and out of the site were considered. Agreement to the principle of the exhibition was achieved through this careful appraisal of the heritage asset and its significance.



Horse Guards Parade
Ford Place, Essex
Once an important Grade I Listed Building of 16th to 18th century date, Ford Place was gutted by fire. We produced a historic building report that demonstrated that the damaged building was still of special interest, leading to a renewed Grade II listing.

This opened the way to further negotiations regarding the restoration and conversion of the damaged building together with enabling development.


Ford Place

St Andrews Hill, City of London
This building is a later 18th century house converted into unsatisfactory flats in the post war years with an ugly rear extension.

By producing a Heritage Appraisal report, identifying the significance of the building and its subsequent alteration, Listed Building Consent was forthcoming for the rebuilding of the later attic floor and rear extension together with a new mansard storey.


St Andrews Hill

Haggerston Comprehensive School, Hackney
Haggerston School was designed by Erno Goldfinger in 1962-7 and is now Grade II Listed. Faced with an increase in the school pupil numbers and new funding for modernised teaching practise, the school needed a design champion.

We provided advice and support in balancing new facilities whilst respecting the historic character of this important modern movement historic building.


Haggerston Comprehensive School

Harmer Street, Gravesend
Gravesend Borough Council commissioned us to provide expert witness support concerning the council's legal action to protect neglected listed buildings and their setting in a conservation area.


Harmer Street

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