How I can help
I deliver specialist design, advice and leadership for heritage-focussed architectural projects.
My best-practice approach enables the considerate and effective development of historic sites and environments.
BB Heritage Studio collaboratively supports your project, delivering guidance and advice that considers both the past and future value, function and potential of historic assets.
For National Lottery Heritage Fund projects I provide the lead role, co-ordinating and directing the team.
I am passionate about making historic buildings and places thrive.
I will also advise on the need for other services, such as a full digital survey, and the involvement of other professionals, such as a structural engineer, quantity surveyor or perhaps other specialist conservation experts.
Where I am providing full architectural services, I undertake a full site appraisal to establish all potential constraints and, if required, a fabric condition survey.
I work with you to agree the best layout – one which meets the requirements of the brief, is appropriate to the historic context and considers any fabric repairs.
I develop the proposals in line with National Lottery Heritage Fund. I may advise you to undertake a pre-application consultation with the local planning authority.
Access heritage expertise from project conception to completion consents to fabric condition, and develop a site that delivers value to all.
Understand whether your project meets the criteria for funding from organisations such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) or Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF).
My process puts collaboration at the heart of your project. I work closely with a range of experts to realise the full potential of your historic site.
At this point, I will help you consider the need for other services or professional advice.
This important part of my best-practice approach ensures I develop proposals that seek to conserve and enhance heritage significance while enabling change and transformation.
This helps guide and inform other team members’ decision making and analysis of emerging proposals.
For National Lottery Heritage Fund projects, I prepare your Conservation Management Plan and assist with other documents such as the Management & Maintenance Plan and Activity Plan.
Where I am providing advice on consents, I will prepare a Heritage Statement for the planning and listed building consent submissions. This document will fully articulate the heritage value of the site and assess the impact of the proposals.