Conservation of Listed Buildings

HPA serves as a trusted advisor for a diverse range of projects, spanning from commercial establishments to educational institutions and places of worship. Our team comprises experts with advanced credentials in the protection of historic and listed structures.

The North West region boasts an impressive abundance of listed buildings and structures. In this regard, our practice is exceptionally well-positioned to meet your unique conservation needs.

Protecting Churches and Ancient Buildings

Having conducted conservation efforts at iconic landmarks, such as the Grade I listed St Peter’s Church in Heysham, widely recognised as one of Lancashire’s most historically significant ecclesiastical structures, our contributions extend to St Helen’s Church in Overton. This cherished place of worship stands as one of the county’s oldest continually used scared spaces.

Our comprehensive services encompass Quinquennial Inspections, guidance on lottery and grant funding applications, planning application assistance and project management, including the selection and appointment of specialist contractors. We are regularly appointed to provide services for the Diocese of Blackburn and the Diocese of Carlisle.

Development within Conservation Areas, National Parks and National Landscape (previously AONB)s

Navigating the intricacies of planning consent within conservation areas demands a delicate touch. At HPA, we bring a nuanced understanding of the built environment’s historical significance to secure approval for development schemes in these cherished areas.

Securing permission for development within National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty requires an intimate knowledge of the regulatory landscape. We excel in early engagement with local planning authorities, including the Lake District National Park Planning Authority, expertly negotiating on your behalf to ensure the most fitting planning and development solutions.

Heritage Railways and Transport Museums

HPA lead sensitive regeneration and expansion projects for heritage railways and other varieties of museum, across the UK, including South Tynedale Railway. We preserve, rebuild, and integrate facilities seamlessly with the environment.

Collaborating closely with clients, we optimise grant funding impact, employing creative solutions for budget-conscious projects. HPA provided feasibility reports for Crich Tramway Village, securing permissions and aiding grant applications