The old, ancient and Listed skylines and landscapes ofthe UK are homes to a vast array of buildings and derelict sites – as well astremendous development opportunities for the informed. We have history in thisarea.
Building Conservation and Heritage is a specialist areaof expertise within McBains, not least because we, as a firm, outdatemany of the buildings we assess and advise upon.
In simple terms, few property developers, owners,influencers or advisers understand the true extent of what is available,allowable and achievable amongst the stock of Listed buildings and Heritagesites for investors.
That’s primarily down to the intricacies of theconservation regulations in the UK. But we are highly-experienced in workingwith owners and occupiers of historic buildings and estates, and possess thedepth of experience and expertise required to meet the technical and culturalrequirements of The National Trust, English Heritage and other regional andnational conservation bodies. If we don’t know it, it probably isn’t worthknowing.
Our expertise spans across our interdiscipline services,in particular within Architecture, Building Surveying, Project and CostManagement in the building conservation area. A specialist knowledge ofbuilding techniques and conservation policy and practice gives us the abilityto conserve historic status or blend the old with the new, dependant on demandsplaced upon the particular building or environment.
We don’t believe in standing still, and believe thathistoric assets have a future as well as a past. By understanding the past, thefuture can be shaped to best suit the needs of the particular asset.
Our work across Heritage and Building Conservationincludes:
- Grade l, ll* and ll buildings – refurbishment, adaptation and extension
- Conservation areas, scheduled ancient monuments
- Historic places or settings – master planning, townscape design
- Castles and Stately Homes
- Museums / Parks / Trusts
- Schools / Colleges / Universities
- Residential and Commercial Development
- Cyclical Maintenance including Quinquennial Inspections
- Cadogan Estates
- Eton College
- The National Trust