Heritage & Listed Buildings

Heritage & Listed Buildings

We have key skills in the appraisal and viability of listed building and heritage developments. This includes options testing, funding and enabling development. We have recently assisted Heritage England to draft the revised Good Practice Advice note on Enabling Development and the Conservation of Significant Places.

Options Appraisals / Testing

We carry out detailed feasibility studies and options appraisals for listed buildings and other heritage assets.  This includes identifying the relevant criteria for a successful scheme and soft market testing.  We are often required to test various options in terms of harm, viability and the quantum of enabling development. 


We have extensive experience of preparing funding applications for heritage projects.  We are retained as development appraisers and enablers by the Heritage Lottery Fund in respect of their Heritage Enterprise funding programme.  We have also consulted on various townscape heritage schemes nationally.  We also act for developers to prepare funding bids. 

Enabling Development

We have provided advice in respect of enabling development for both developers and Local Planning Authorities.  This includes a diverse range of heritage assets including listed churches, country house hotels, mill buildings and leisure assets.

For further information about our services browse our Heritage and Listed Buildings case studies.