Bidwells' heritage team understands how best to address heritage impact issues through design.
We have a wide experience of finding solutions to potential problems of fabric-impact and setting-impact, and we can always add value to the design team process in the early stages of a project.
A clear design rationale, which builds on an understanding of the site and its context, is critical to the narrative for the planning process. It also helps to ensure that justifications made later are truly embedded into the scheme design from the outset.
We enjoy working with architects as part of the design team and we understand how to translate issues of heritage impact to help guide the direction of a design and to ensure that potential effects are built into a scheme from the outset. We also understand how to ensure that potential aspects of heritage and public benefit can be built into a comprehensive proposal to help with meeting policy requirements.
Our design input can help with:
- Advice in support of feasibility studies
- Establishing key design parameters to support concept designs
- Resolving aspects of potential setting or fabric impact
- Articulating proposals to Planning and Conservation Officers
- Ensuring that high quality design is recognised in the context of impacts on heritage assets