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Projects

From the beginning, One Stop Conservation has aimed to provide a joined up service to clients, agents and owners of historic buildings. Like people, each building is different and the needs, problems and solutions, all need to be adapted to each case or individual site. A variety of the schemes that have been advised on are listed below.

Henley Fort, Guildford

The fort is a registered Scheduled Ancient Monument and was one of the ammunition and equipment stores called mobilisation centres that formed part of the London Defence Positions in the First World War. The roof structure is concrete mixed with metal reinforcement and brick for walls. The site is currently used as a field study centre for schools, for this use to continue long term and grow, a schedule of informed cost effective repairs and maintenance was required. Working with Oxley Conservation we provided a conservation management plan for the site, including the constraints, opportunities and options. Works were graded from temporary/urgent through to long term over a 10 year plan and presented to the client; Surrey County Council.

Heritage statements and heritage appraisals in Guildford.
 

The Durdens Stables Estate, Epsom

A heritage impact statement was written to support the submission of an application for an ancillary residential property within the grounds of the Estate. Following pre-application discussions between the clients and Epsom and Ewell Council regarding the proposal, the Council requested an assessment of the heritage significance of this plot, the impact of its development and the potential impact to the site as a whole and it heritage assets.

Heritage statements for buildings in conservation areas.
 

Faringdon Warehouse and outbuildings

We worked with Bluestone Planning into the redevelopment of this site which is located within the centre of this market town. To the rear of the site are a row of listed buildings and it is located within a conservation area. The building and associated sheds were proposed for demolition with the construction of four two bed houses and associated parking on the site. Three options for developing the site were assessed and the best design that reflected the local pattern of development chosen. We provided advice on the design and the heritage impact statement.

Heritage impact statements in the south east of England.
 

Baptist Church, Montpelier Place, Brighton

The site consisted of a car park and a disused church in the heart of Brighton. The plot partly covers two conservation areas and is prominent in the street scene. The existing church was built in 1966 and was proposed for demolition, which was acceptable to the Council. The replacement design reflected the existing tight urban grain of the surrounding blocks and street frontages. Various modifications were made through discussions with the Local Council and the Design Review Panel. The key aspects of the design took the scale and proportion from the character of the area, especially the vertical emphasis of the design and the ground floor, which acts as a plinth.

Heritage statements for buildings in Brighton.
 

The Old Cottage, Grove Farm, Esher

The 16th Century timber frame farm cottage is grade II listed and owned by Surrey County Council. The cottage had been unoccupied for many years, with all services cut off and some modern alterations. We worked with Oxley historic building surveyors to assess the building, provide a repairs specification and a schedule of other works to get the building back into residential use. The heritage impact statement looked at the repairs, possible alterations and reported back to the County. Together with the surveyors report that covered a costs and specification of materials.

Heritage statements and heritage appraisals in the south east of England.
 

The Fountain Head, Guildford

This is a grade II listed building located within the Guildford Town Centre conservation area. The Council had raised concern over the proposals and were of the opinion no acceptable evidence based justification for the works had been submitted, although the design and access statement had included some reference to heritage, it had not provided evidence or justified harm. We were asked by the architects who were agent and owner to write a heritage impact statement and provide advice on the works proposed. After some alterations the report was submitted and consent was permitted.

Guiildford Historic building applications and statements.
 

The Yeomans House, Bignor

The house is a grade II listed building in a large edge of countryside plot, screened all-around. I worked with the architects Richard Ashby to provide verbal advice on what amendments could be made to get approval of a garden annex and replacement garage. The principle of an annex had been accepted but the design was now questioned to have too much glazing and to be domestic in appearance, concerning the first floor element, although the roof was only 5m to the apex. New plans were assessed and submitted.

Heritage statements and heritage appraisals in the south east of England.
 

Clifton Terrace, Brighton

We’ve worked on a number of properties in this Terrace, both on the west and north sides. The buildings are all grade II listed, being late Regency style and located within the Montpelier and Clifton Hill Conservation Area. We worked with the architects and owners to provide advice on plans, design and a heritage impact statement for the application. Proposals involved extensions, alterations, regularising unlawful works of previous owners, landscaping and repairs. The end results were developments which preserved and enhanced the properties, the Terrace and the setting of the conservation area.

Heritage statements for buildings in conservation areas.
 

Harrow and Wealdstone Police Station

The police station is a grade II listed building is located on the High Street in Wealdstone. The application proposes the refurbishment of the existing disused police station and redevelopment of the site for residential, offices and viable community uses, including a five storey building to the rear.   A site visit was carried out with the surveyor. The Heritage statement supplied, incorporated the application proposals, including a heritage appraisal, background history about the property and explanation of the degree of significance to the fabric affected by the proposals. The Statement was prepared on behalf of Oxley Conservation, in support of both the planning and listed building consent applications.

Heritage statements and heritage appraisals in the south east of England.
 

23 Crocker End, Nettlebed

The property is grade II listed. An application for planning permission and listed building consent was turned down by the Council. We were asked by the agents Oxley Conservation to assess the plans, providing written and verbal advice for the extension and alteration of this building, before resubmitting.  The proposals have now been granted permission.

Listed building consent in conservation areas.
 

Brighton Kiosk, Railings and Shelter Hall

The kiosk and railings proposed for removal and reuse are grade II listed structures. The application site is located on the South side of the Kings Road, facing the end of West Street, on Brighton’s seafront. Essential reconstruction of the primary highway viaduct is required in this location. The works propose the careful recording and deconstruction of the listed kiosk and railings. The kiosk is then proposed to be rebuilt and repaired in a suitable location further along the seafront. The proposals include the refurbishment of sections and rebuilding of the existing disused lower shelter hall, retaining and reusing walls and features where possible within the new extension and the repair and replacement of listed railings. Following a site visit, a Heritage Statement was provided to support of the planning application and the listed building consent submissions to Brighton and Hove City Council.  The statement addressed the key points, that the work to the highway was required, the impact on the assets and a support of the solutions in line with National Guidance.

Heritage statement and building conservation.
 

10 Chapel Lane, Cold Aston

No. 10 Chapel Lane is one of a pair of semi-detached cottages, listed for group value as grade II. The property is located within the conservation area, ANOB and SSSI. The appeal application proposes to demolish the existing modern conservatory, replace with a more appropriate conservatory and extend the property to the side with a two storey extension, set back from the front elevation. The design proposals respond to the local vernacular and the proportions reinforce the local distinctiveness. The project uses local materials and techniques in keeping with the character of the listed building and conservation area. The proposals design, position, scale and materials have all been addressed to preserve and enhance both the listed building and the conservation area.  Appeal allowed - March 2016.

Historic building applications and statements.
 

Passenham Manor

The Old Manor House is a grade II Listed building, located within the conservation area. The house has outbuildings, a garden wall and a grade I listed barn, within the curtilage. The architect Edward Lutyens is documented to have worked on the main house from 1935-37. Various works of repair are proposed to the buildings, to maintain and retain the structures for the future. Discussions, research and proposals are being had at present with the clients, the architects and the surveyors.

Historic building conservation in the South East
 

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Historic building consultancy based in the south east. We can help with heritage statements for listed building consent, conservation area appraisals and design and access statements for planning applications.