Conservation and Heritage
The practice specialises in the conservation of buildings and sensitive design within the historic environment. Richard Storah is an AABC accredited conservation architect and IHBC member.
We have experience of a wide range of conservation, repair and new works to listed buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments, within conservation areas, archeological sites and other sensitive locations.
Richard Storah is on the approved lists of Inspecting Architects to Blackburn, Bradford, Manchester and Wakefield Dioceses. As inspecting architects we have carried out repairs, alterations and the reordering of churches of varying ages from Norman to post-war, ranging from small chapels to large town churches for various denominations.
We have assisted clients in obtaining grants from Local Government, English Heritage, various Lottery boards, smaller funders and from Landfill Tax credits.
We strive to apply the principle of identifiable repair, considering that repairs and new work should be sympathetic, use appropriate materials and be identifiable visibly or through documentation and recording.
We have advised other architects and local authorities on conservation issues affecting heritage assets from the prehistoric upto and including 1970’s modernist buildings. This has included the preparation of Conservation Management Plans and Conservation Statements for Georgian courts and defence sites, Victorian Town Halls and Civic Buildings, Modernist and Art-Deco commercial buildings, post-war listed buildings and houses of all ages, from country house estates to modest dwellings.
Services to other Architects and Local Authorities
We prepare Conservation Management Plans, Conservation Audits and advise other architects, consultants and local authorities on conservation issues.
This can allow practices to draw on and present our conservation expertise as part of their own core services.
In this role we have: advised on planning applications; specified conservation works within larger projects; given design input and prepared conservation plans of varying complexity.
We have also assisted local authorities carrying out Conservation Area Appraisals.