Leading property consultants Bidwells has doubled the size of its Heritage team with eight consultants now working across the Golden Triangle of Cambridge, London and Oxford. 

Part of the planning division, the specialist team provides a wide range of expertise relating to historic buildings and areas, as well as research and design advice.

Chris Surfleet, Head of Heritage & Urban Design Studio, has a wealth of experience in this field, and leads the team of built-heritage professionals working nationally from the firm’s Oxford - Cambridge Arc offices.

The most recent addition to the team is Eleanor Grace, who joins as a Senior Heritage Consultant to support the growing London business.

Georgina Pickett, based in Cambridge, has been promoted within the team to Principal Heritage Consultant in recognition of her work on several key projects including Hockley Mills in Birmingham, Fitzwilliam Street in Sheffield and Bush Hall Hotel in Hatfield.

Chris , said: “We are delighted that Eleanor has joined Bidwells. She brings with her a set of experience which further enriches the diverse skills within our team”.

“The Heritage team is a key part of Bidwells’ growth strategy and we are now working on an exciting range of projects, of all scales and types across the UK. We’ve had some very significant successes over the last three years and I’m delighted to be able to assist our clients and demonstrate our ability to make a positive difference to their projects.”

The services provided by the team include: significance assessments, heritage impact assessments, heritage statements, townscape appraisals, conservation management plans, setting impact assessments, advice on alterations and extensions to heritage assets, design advice in relation to listed buildings and conservation areas, design and access statements in relation to heritage assets, conservation area appraisals, and expert witness advice.

Oxford City Centre Conservation Area

The team assessed the impact of new development in Cowley on the Oxford City Centre Conservation Area (for NewRiver REIT UK. Image courtesy of Corstorphine & Wright Architects)

Cherry Hinton Hall

The team’s work includes the Cherry Hinton Hall Project for International Schools Partnership, commended in the CFCI 2018 Awards (Chadwick Dryer Clarke Architects)


The team secured Listed Building Consent for Annabel’s at 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair

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