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Oriel Architecture has carried out numerous conservation projects involving works – alterations, extensions and new build – to listed buildings, and buildings located within Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). These projects present particular design challenges as we aim to preserve the unique historic and architectural character of the original architecture, and the context within which they sit, whilst also providing convenient and modern accommodation for our clients. In all cases we are sensitive to the demands of all parties – the property owner, the Conservation Officer, Historic England – and aim to achieve the very best of traditional design and modern functionality.

The Director, Paul Ferdinand, has completed the RIBA Conservation Course which addressed the philosophical and practical requirements associated with the responsibility of working on a historic building. It provided a framework of knowledge and understanding to support the decision making process on such projects. Sometimes this might involve design with a contemporary twist and in such circumstances we would discuss the project with the Conservation Officer to ensure that they agree that such an approach is appropriate.

Conservation projects we have been involved with include:

  • Extensions and alterations to listed cottages and houses, and within Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Restoration works to commercial and public properties within Conservation Areas
  • New houses within Conservation Areas and adjacent to listed buildings
  • Conversion and alterations of listed agricultural and commercial properties
  • Conversion of listed residential outbuildings

Below is a selection of our conservation projects – Please click on the projects for more information.

Our Conservation Projects