Projects

Project and commission examples

  • Area Histories/ Historical Characterisations:  Analysis and assessment of historical development of coastal resorts; potted area histories for desk based assessments and heritage assessments
  • Civil defence sites: Historical research and analysis of sites to inform building recording surveys prior to demolition and to inform  redevelopment schemes; historical research of company and civilian air-raid shelters
  • Theatres, music halls, hotels and public houses: Historical research and architectural analysis of buildings to inform redevelopment and renovation projects
  • Ecclesiastic: Historical research, assessment and phasing in advance of restoration and redevelopment works
  • Industrial:  Historical research prior to renovation works at factories of all sizes, foundries, breweries, working farms
  • Wind Farms: assessment of heritage assets to inform EIA chapters
  • Domestic structures: Historical research and architectural analysis has included fifteenth century merchants houses, seventeenth and eighteenth century yeomans houses, eighteenth and nineteenth century farmhouses, nineteenth century city townhouses and twentieth century housing estates
  • Transport: Historical research and architectural phasing of former tram depots, former railway stations and railway hotels 
  • Schools: Historical research and architectural assessment, historical phasing of nineteenth and twentieth century board schools, former preparatory schools, and National schools
  • Other: Historical research relating to structures including statues, war memorials, beach huts, and Victorian public toilets

Conservation

  • Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament): historical research in advance of conservation works on dining rooms, metalwork, St Stephens Tower and Sovereigns Entrance
  • Cathedrals and churches throughout UK: research of the history of and former intervention works relating to murals, monuments and fittings for conservation specialists in advance of restoration and renovation works
  • Fabric restoration: monuments including historical research prior to restoration and renovation of war memorials

Thematic research projects

  • Open City, London: historical and architectural assessment of the significance of churches in each London Borough for potential inclusion in the annual Open House Weekend
  • Architect practice: historical research into the history of rooflights and the history and development of roofing materials
  • New River pumping stations: historical research and architectural analysis of nineteenth century water-supply pumping stations

Charities and Trusts

  • Birmingham Conservation Trust: Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham: Coordinating research and volunteers for the site’s interpretation plan; curating the Newman Brothers’ archive
  • Open City, London: historical and architectural assessment of the significance of churches in each London Borough for potential inclusion in the annual Open House Weekend
  • Share UK: historical research for a Polish Heritage Project in the Borough of Waltham Forest