Heritage Consultancy

Heritage plays a key role in society. It improves our wellbeing and quality of life, and the way we perceive places. It engages us, giving us a sense of belonging and identity.

A huge proportion of our buildings are historic, and bring specific challenges – both in making them accessible to everyone, and in reducing their energy usage. It takes understanding, care and creativity to do this without damaging what makes the building special.

We unlock heritage assets by understanding their past significance, present use and future potential. This knowledge helps us to decide whether buildings should be adapted for new uses, sensitively restored, or enhanced with contemporary additions.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Grade I, II and II* listed buildings
  • Undesignated heritage assets and work in conservation areas
  • Listed building consents
  • Historic assessments
  • Conservation management plans
  • Significance plans
  • Adaptive reuse
  • 20th century historic assets
  • Working with Historic England
  • Funding application support

Our Heritage Consultancy projects

Related insights + news

News | 7th July 2022

ADP shortlisted for two Education Estates Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the Education Estates Awards 2022.

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News | 19th May 2022

The Sir William Henry Bragg Building wins RICS Yorkshire & Humber Award

The West Yorkshire project has won the regional Heritage Project Award for 2022. We’re excited to announce that our landmark University of Leeds project has won the Heritage Project category for Yorkshire & Humber in the RICS UK Awards 2022! The RICS Awards recognise the most inspirational initiatives and developments and commend outstanding achievement, teamwork […]

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Insights | 9th December 2021

First impressions of The Sir William Henry Bragg Building

At the end of September the Sir William Henry Bragg Building at the University of Leeds opened its doors to students, staff and visitors. We went back to visit the building and to speak to some of the people who will be using the building day-to-day. The video can be viewed below.

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Planning Awards 2019: Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking – Commendation
Spanish City: Bringing a national treasure back to life

Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards 2019 – Commendation
Spanish City: Bringing a national treasure back to life

Planning Excellence RTPI Awards 2019: Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture – Winner
Spanish City: Bringing a national treasure back to life

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