Eleanor
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eleanor grace senior heritage consultant
Senior Heritage Consultant

Eleanor has a diverse range of historic environment experience, working in the public and private sectors.

 

Eleanor is a Senior Consultant within the Heritage and Design team, based in both the Cambridge and London offices.

 

Eleanor enjoys working collaboratively within diverse design teams to achieve high quality schemes in sensitive locations. This includes refurbishment, alteration and extensions to listed buildings as well as the construction of new buildings within conservation areas and the setting of heritage assets. Eleanor is particularly interested in balancing the conservation of heritage assets with sustainability and energy conservation.

Eleanor has detailed knowledge of building materials having previously worked as a masonry conservator on projects for the National Trust and the Royal Household. She has used this expert knowledge in the private sector to provide conservation sensitive advice to clients on the adaptation, modification and reuse of historic buildings. Eleanor has considerable experience in the voluntary sector, including in the management of historic buildings open to the public and within the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings London Group.

Recent projects:

 

  • Norton Road, Letchworth Garden City - Working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council Eleanor undertook a Heritage Impact Assessment to support the construction of up to 50 new dwellings on a former playing field in the country’s first Garden City. The site is surrounded by three conservation areas, as well as a number of listed and locally listed buildings.
  • Royal Liberty School, Romford (Grade II*) - Historic research to inform a detailed assessment of the significance of this eighteenth century country house and 1920s school. Advice was given on the upgrading of services throughout the building, and design and position of a new sports hall. Through detailed negotiation with the local planning authority and Historic England, Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission were granted in 2019.
  • Sharpleshall Street, Camden (Grade II) -  Through working closely with the applicant, architect and conservation structural engineer, as well as complex negotiation with the local planning authority and local amenity group, Eleanor helped to achieve a sensitive yet ambitious scheme for the refurbishment and extension of the most intact house within a terrace of mid-nineteenth century houses. Listed Building Consent granted in 2019.
  • Rosebank Gardens, Bow - Undertook significance assessment and assessment of impact on behalf of a housing association to redevelop a block of late-twentieth century housing. The scheme included improvement of the public realm and increased number of dwellings on the site.
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