Heritage Statements may be required where applications are being made to carry out works to a Listed or Historic building or one that might be situated within a Conservation Area. The Statement is required to assess the historic significance of the building, or its setting, and to consider the proposed works in this context. As experts in dealing with Historic Buildings, wrdunn. is ideally placed to assist in the preparation of such statements.
Historic buildings are constantly evolving and the need to manage and plan for the future of the asset is an essential requirement for a sustainable future. A management plan can be produced to accurately plan essential repairs, changes in use or alterations generally. This information is typically projected over a five-year period.
Before commencing works to a historic building, it is worthwhile considering the general requirements of the clients, building and end user. These factors, together with conservation expertise can ensure that proposed works can be achieved without adversely affecting the historic fabric whilst satisfying the project brief. Policy statements are typically produced at an early stage in the design phase to ensure that the correct philosophy is adopted.