Heritage Consultancy

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Understanding place forms the foundation of everything we do. By understanding why a place is important, our heritage consultants enable clients to unlock the potential of their heritage sites. Reshaping and reusing our built heritage is vital to creating a more sustainable future and contributing to healthy, beautiful places. 

Lion's Bridge at Burghley House, the iconic Peter Jones shop in Sloane Square, Castlefield Viaduct in Manchester - demonstrating the range of projects where sensitive and throughtful change has been successfully implemented through our team of expert Heritage Consultants

We help owners and custodians of heritage assets and historic sites to understand their properties, how they can care for them and how they can make sensitive change to achieve successful and sustainable places. With expertise across a range of heritage types from archaeological assets to twentieth-century buildings, we combine rigorous research with thoughtful analysis to find collaborative solutions for our clients’ evolving needs. By understanding how places have developed, why they are significant and to whom, we provide expert and bespoke advice to enable the best of the past to be retained, made usable in the present and passed on to future generations. 

Our in-depth knowledge and enthusiastic curiosity enable us to maximise the potential and value of heritage sites whilst conserving and enhancing their significance. By understanding the evolution of a place and identifying precedents, we inspire the creativity to make the heritage of the future.

  • Historic site analysis and assessment
  • Significance assessment
  • Establishing capacity for development and change
  • Conservation management planning
  • Heritage masterplanning
  • Listed building consents
  • Conservation area appraisals
  • Heritage planning advice

Follow this link to find out more about what a day in the life of a Heritage Consultant at Purcell

For enquiries regarding heritage consultancy, please Contact Us or our regional leaders:

Katharine Barber for London and South East UK

Sally Humphries for East region UK

Hettie Dix for West region UK

Joanna Bartle for North region UK

Jon Wright for twentieth-century sites and buildings

Tracey Skovronek for Asia-Pacific region