At HPA we have been involved in the conservation of historic buildings since the inception of the practice.
Our specialist conservation architects have worked on a wide variety of projects, including churches, public buildings, farmhouses, listed-buildings and other historic structures.
We pride ourselves on having a detailed knowledge of both the practical considerations of preserving historic buildings, as well as the wider understanding of the sensitivities around building and development projects in conservation areas, areas of outstanding natural beauty and national parks.
The practice is well-versed in the art of protecting and refurbishing listed buildings. Whether it’s a private home, historic farm building, a school or a church, HPA can advise on restoration, repairs, refurbishment or sensitive additions and extensions.
Our team of listed building architects have extensive knowledge and experience with several members of the team holding specialist qualifications in protecting historic and listed buildings.
Protecting churches and ancient buildings
Our experience includes conservation work on the Grade I listed St Peter’s Church in Heysham, one of the most significant ecclesiastical buildings in Lancashire, and St Helen’s Church, Overton, one of the county’s oldest continually used places of worship.
The services we offer include detailed Quinquennial Inspection, advice on lottery and grant funding applications, planning permissions and project management, including the appointment of specialist contractors.
Developing or carrying out works in a conservation area is another discipline where specialist support and advice is required.
Our team is well-versed in the complexities of securing planning consent for development in areas where the historic nature of the built environment dictates a sensitive and considered approach.
Developing in National Parks
We have a thorough understanding of the nuances of applying for and securing permission to develop in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
We are able to engage early with local planning authority offices to determine the likelihood of securing planning consent, negotiating on your behalf to provide the right planning and development solution.