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If you are working with a listed building or within a conservation area, you will benefit from working with a heritage specialist. I speak the language of the conservation officer, so I can mediate between their concerns and your need to build your proposal. 

My expertise increases your chances to achieve planning permission and listed building consent, with advice and reports that strengthen your application. 

“A tech client of ours needed advice on changes they could make to a listed building in London that would allow them to upgrade things to function as a business whilst being sympathetic to it’s heritage.  We were recommended Eva, who was brought on as our Heritage Consultant and has been extremely helpful and thorough in her research, and has been instrumental in helping us liaise with the Landlord’s team.  All of the other design consultants on our team have mentioned to me how impressed they have been by her knowledge and attitude.  I would definitely use Eva again if I worked on another project that needed a Heritage Consultant.”

Aimee Foux, Construction Manager at CBRE

View of building in Mortimer Street

Heritage Statement Package

As per NPPF Art. 194, a Heritage Statement is required in applications for buildings protected under the national policy. Before granting consent, the local authority must understand your property’s heritage significance.

A Heritage Statement provides the history of your building and its context. It establishes its historical, cultural, aesthetic, architectural, or evidential value to assess its heritage significance.

The report will include a Heritage Impact Assessment. This analyses the potential effect of the proposed works on the building’s significance and its area.

Heritage Risk Assessment

Do you know if the conservation officer will accept your proposal?
Historic Building studio will analyse your proposal and assess its level of risk to achieve planning permission.

The report will propose alternative solutions considering the building’s heritage significance.

Certificate of lawfulness

A Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works confirms that your fit out doesn’t require a listed building consent. And therefore, you can carry out the proposed works without the risk of committing criminal offence or receiving and enforcement order.

This is a legal document that certifies that those specific works are lawful and won’t affect the character of the building.

Really enjoyed working with Eva. She was very helpful and provided much needed in depth research and commentary on the design approach. Very much hoping we will have an opportunity to work together again in the future.”

Kirsten Macfarlane, Architect at Project London