Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken
Westlegate Tower, Norwich
Heritage Collective advised a private client on heritage matters from the early stages of this project, so as to inform design development and the pre-application stage. The existing building on the site was a mid-20th century tower block – Norwich’s first. The site also included a grade II listed thatched cottage and was located within the Norwich City Centre Conservation Area.
The proposals retained the original structure and re-clad it to provide a mixed use development including retail at ground floor, a restaurant within the listed thatched cottage, officers and residential. An additional three storeys were also added to the tower, which is prominent in views from Norwich Castle.
We prepared a Heritage Assessment and a Heritage Statement assessing the significance of the site, which has a frontage to Westlegate (S) and Timber Hill (NE) which is one of the oldest streets within Norwich and comprises a number of grade II listed buildings. The setting of the adjacent grade II listed church was also assessed.
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76 Dean Street, Westminster
Following a devastating fire in July 2009, extensive works were proposed to reinstate, restore and redevelop the damaged remains of 76 Dean Street. This grade II* listed building located within the Soho Conservation Area is now a fully functioning private members club, opened in 2015. The property was originally built as a house within the Pitt Estate in circa 1732-3. Over the subsequent years it has undergone numerous alterations, extensions and changes in ownership and has served a non-domestic function since circa 1800. At the time of the fire the premises were being used as a private office.
Heritage Collective was instrumental in advising on the restoration of the interiors, justifying internal and external alterations and assessing the effects of a new contemporary wing to the rear of the plot. Our involvement also included advice on archaeology. Detailed research into the history of the building was vital in order to understand what had been lost from the building and the historical development of the fabric. Over a five-year period Heritage Collective provided the heritage services for the site, advising on pre and post planning stages and working closely with English Heritage (now Historic England) and Westminster City Council to ensure a successful outcome for the building. Historic England chose to hold their launch event at the property, exemplifying the success of the works and the quality of the work carried out.
Garendon Park, Leicestershire
Heritage Collective advised on a large strategic housing site and associated infrastructure affecting Garendon Park, a registered park and garden and the 13 listed structures within it. We prepared a Conservation Management Plan for the entire park, analysing the importance and condition of the grade I listed Triumphal Arch and grade II* listed Temple of Venus as well as all the other assets within the park, to inform a management strategy for the future of this group of assets. We consulted with Historic England extensively and enabled the successful conclusion to the issues of development and mitigation. As part of the proposed works associated with the housing development there will be significant restoration of the Park in line with the 1777 Estate Plan, including elements of the formal avenues being reinstated, particularly around the higher grade assets, and loose areas of parkland planting being provided.