Conservation

Conservation includes the preservation, renovation, repair and adaptive re-use of older buildings.

Preservation of the historic built fabric of a building requires an understanding of local materials and techniques, crafts, culture, history and context. It requires competence and experience.

Our approach to the adaptive re-use of a building is to couple preservation of the existing fabric with a sympathetic and imaginative intervention to secure the economic sustainability of the building with a new use completed to modern standards.

We are committed to using the appropriate criteria and essential skills from the ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Guidelines.