Some of Our Projects

Some of the Projects We have Been Involved With
Local Heritage Engagement Network (LHEN)

Preparation of a Stage 2 bid to Esmee Fairbairn to develop the Local Heritage Engagement Network (LHEN), including community engagement, toolkits and training designed to give local people the information they need to confidently speak up for their local historic environment and services, and become advocates for heritage and archaeology.

Client - Council for British Archaeology

Home Front Legacy

The First World War 'Home Front Legacy' is a project helping everyone to record surviving sites, structures and buildings, and help to safeguard the physical legacy of the First World War in Britain. We produced a MoRPHE Project Design for the Project to get further funding from English Heritage to develop the HFL online toolkit and training workshops.

Client – Council for British Archaeology

Swiss Garden, Old Warden

Primary and secondary research into the origins and development of the c.20 listed buildings and structures to inform statements of significance, the Conservation Management Plan and subsequent award-winning HLF-funded restoration of the built aspects of the registered park.

Client – Chris Garrand Associates - Architects for the restoration of the garden structures

Dudley Townscape Heritage Bid 
Dudley town centre contains an impressive mix of buildings from a variety of periods, but is also a Conservation Area at Risk. We provided project management, conservation services and developed the application text for thesuccessful HLF Stage 2 Application for Dudley's second £1.13 million Townscape Heritage scheme. This included the preparation of condition surveys, costed indicative scheme of works, a Maintenance & Management Plan & Conservation Management Plan.

Client - Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

The Historic Environment Significance of Village Halls

Communities work hard to manage their assets and keep them in good heart, and to support this we undertook a desk-based research project to investigate the heritage significance and value of rural public buildings, particularly focusing on village halls, the inception of which largely resulted from the huge social impact of the First World War. The project also looked at ways in which communities could research the history of their own halls, as well as providing case studies demonstrating good practice, including showing that listing need not preclude new uses and services.

Client – English Heritage

Evaluation of the Townscape Heritage Initiative: Review of 25 completed schemes

An HLF evaluation project involving the review of a sample of 25 recently completed Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) schemes from across the UK. The research investigated the arising inputs and outputs from each of the schemes, and made a series of recommendations on potential changes to the TH Programme.

Client – Heritage Lottery Fund
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