Making Heritage Work
We specialise in placing confident, resonant, modern development into historic sites, achieving seamless interventions in precious places ranging from World Heritage sites to Grade I listed buildings.
Our heritage expertise extends from masterplanning in cathedral cities right through to the fine detail in listed buildings.
We achieve major revitalisations of public buildings including museums, galleries, and concert halls – careful, radical transformations that make the heritage work. These range from careful restorations such as Blackwell in Cumbria to careful modernisations such as Ingio Jones’ early 17th century Queen’s House, Greenwich. The practice’s work also embraces twentieth century buildings, such as the Royal Festival Hall and conversion of the Commonwealth Institute.
Our in-house team includes accredited building conservation specialists and qualified urban designers, with skills ranging from technical repair, to the writing of Conservation Plans, to high level research and policy development for English Heritage and the Mayor of London and numerous local authorities.
This expertise has been fundamental also to developing our projects in Europe and the Middle East, designing new urban centres that are sensitive to local character – places that ‘grow out of’ and thereby ‘fit into’ these diverse contexts.