Creative Heritage assists those with responsibilities for heritage assets, especially buildings at risk. It seeks to help clients turn liabilities into assets through heritage-led regeneration, creative re-use and constructive partnerships.
Creative Heritage Consultants provide cost effective, practical advice at all stages of historic building regeneration projects, with creative solutions for all situations.
Project Name: Carrington Street Townscape Heritage round 2 & Mansfield Townscape Heritage round 2
Clients: Nottingham City Council (2014-16) and Mansfield District Council (2017-19) (Public sector)
Mirror roles for two East Midlands local authorities. Both involved undertaking building surveys and collation of detailed scheme plan for urban Townscape Heritage areas. Community consultation (using empty high street shops) and meetings with property owners. Development of relationship with delivery partners. Hands-on assistance in the preparation of all Round 2 submission documentation. 'Kick start' delivery phase support for 6 months following successful round 2 award, including assistance in recruitment of TH officers.
Project: Heritage Impact Assessment of proposals to redevelop a 3,12Sm2 former industrial site on Camden Street & Powell Street in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter
Client: Camden Street (Birmingham) Ltd (Special purpose vehicle for Elevate Property Group) (Private sector)
The developer initially proposed to demolish all buildings on the site in order to build a new residential development. We were appointed to provide heritage advice with regard to the impact of the proposals on the significance of the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area and listed buildings in the vicinity, including heritage policy advice, research and design input. However, site exploration and research revealed extant remains of a Georgian villa at the heart of the site, fully incorporated into later structures. We assisted the architect to procure structural advice from a CARE structural engineer, leading to proposals to retain the historic building, with extensive repair and to enable conversion back to residential use. The scheme additionally includes erection of 3, 4 & 5 storey buildings to provide 70 further residential units, with associated parking and landscaping.
We were involved in iterative discussions with the design team throughout the design development in order to develop a scheme that respect the villa and the wider historic context. Our Heritage Impact Assessment summarises the history of the development of the site, the significance of neighbouring heritage assets, an assessment of the potential impact of the proposals and recommendations for mitigation.
Project: Old Grammar School, Richmond, N Yorks
Client: Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (Voluntary sector)
Project Manager for the development of supporting documentation for a round 2 application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, for a project to repair a redundant Victorian school (listed grade 2) and its reuse as community hub, underpinned with income-generating cafe, office space and holiday hostel.
Name: Kate E Dickson
Job title: Director
Tel: 01298 77774
Mobile: 07753 896 848
Historic Building conservation
Conservation planning YES
Architectural design and new build in historic areas
Historical research YES
Historic area assessments YES
Project Management YES
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