changes are being contemplated to a listed building,
conservation plans are often required to provide a concise
overview of the building’s historic development,
its various components and its setting, and also to provide
an assessment of its significance and heritage merit.
Conservation plans are normally required to support
funding bids to the Heritage Lottery Fund and they
can also form the basis of a heritage partnership agreement,
which is supported by English Heritage, to promote
a framework to manage changes to a listed building
so as to reduce the number of occasions when listed
building consent is required.
Conservation & Planning has the necessary professional
expertise and knowledge to be able to research the historic
development of a building and identify features of significance
in order to bring forward a considered conservation plan
to address the issues arising from the continued use
and development of the building.
conservation plans - case studies
Nottingham Railway Station – Grade II* Listed
A conservation plan was prepared for Nottingham City Council
in advance of proposals to develop a major transport interchange
in and around the station.
The station was built in 1904 and is now a unique example
of a relatively complete Edwardian railway station, which
is reflected in its Grade II* listing.
Using primary and secondary sources the conservation plan
provides an understanding of the station and its historic
development and proposes a policy framework designed to
minimise the impact of future development on this historic
A gazetteer was also compiled providing a detailed analysis
of all the rooms and spaces within the station, identifying
their original functions, recording historic architectural
features and assessing their overall significance.
The Berridge Centre, Nottingham - Grade II Listed
A conservation and management plan was prepared for Nottingham
City Council following the refurbishment of the Grade
II listed Berridge Centre as an extension to the Forest
Fields Primary School, on Stanley Street in Nottingham.
The Berridge Centre was originally built in 1895 and
it is a rare example of a relatively complete Victorian
Board School, which is reflected in its Grade II listing.
Using primary and secondary sources the conservation
plan provided an understanding of the school’s
historic development as well as a detailed analysis
of the original classrooms and circulation spaces and
the surviving architectural features within the building
that contributed to the significance the building.
With this information, the conservation plan was then
able to establish a series of guidelines to inform
the future maintenance and management of the building
to preserve the architectural features and room layout
that contribute to the special architectural and historic
interest of the building.