Role: Project Architect

Crosby Granger Architects with Dominic Roberts, led the team of consultants to carry out the Partnership Scheme objectives which where,

 

• To repair and bring key historic buildings back into an appropriate use in order to build investment confidence and sustain the high environmental quality of the area,
• To enhance the appearance of the public realm in the conservation area by improving the floorscape and visual character of The Square, the main public space at the heart of the designated area,
• To increase the understanding within the community, and amongst the local building construction sector, of the benefits of building conservation and heritage craft skills, as well as an appreciation of the role that design can play in protecting and sustaining the local built environment.

Within this period of work, Crosby Granger Architects worked with Historic England to develop a national housing exemplar focused on utilising housing growth to regenerate rural villages & market towns by promoting high quality contextual housing design within and adjacent to the designated area; while tracking development impacts on the village and monitoring economic & environmental outputs that result from the housing investment alongside public perceptions.

 

The main purpose of the Public Realm Improvement Plan are to:

 

• Clearly and simply set out the key stakeholders vision for The Square,
• Prepare a combined scheme for The Square that responds to this vision,
• Incorporate community/local involvement through skills and heritage training,
• Administer the works to implement the preferred scheme.

DISCIPLINES COVERED IN COMMISSION:

 

• Site evaluation and historic building condition survey,
• Production and review of Design & Access Statement incorporating Heritage Impact Statement, in collaboration with SLDC Conservation Office and Historic England,
• Coordination of professional sub-consultants,
• Options appraisal for suitable uses of village square,
• Preparation of Planning and LBC documentation.

The main square is an enclosed urban room forming the centre of connections between private courtyards and the wider landscape

#DESIGN

Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Our award-winning practice has long established expertise in projects involving the care, repair and adaptation of historic buildings, as well as new designs for sensitive sites.

From the scholarly restoration of churches and historic houses across the north of England to master planning for owners of large private estates, Cumbrian clients include the National Trust, Holker Hall, Leighton Hall, Levens Hall and Muncaster Castle. The practice also has clients, including independent schools, in Co. Durham, Cheshire, the Midlands and London.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab
GREAT NEWS! Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Gordon Blunt joined the practice in September 2020 and is tasked with managing and improving the studio’s production of information, knowledge sharing and providing technical oversight on major projects.

Co-founder Chris Granger said: “We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand. So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

“We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance. They are often wrestling alone with the same problems we are tackling with our bigger team of experts.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #ullockmoss #levenshall #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab
GREAT NEWS! Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Amy Redman has been with the firm since January 2022 after completing the SPAB Scholarship. Amy will lead on growing the office’s heritage conservation reputation while strengthening existing team members knowledge and skills in this field.

Andrew Bodenham who started at Crosby Granger Architects in January 2019, is leading the practice’s research and development in the use of traditional materials and highlighting its work in historic settings.

Co-founder Chris Granger said: “We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand. So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

“We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance. They are often wrestling alone with the same problems we are tackling with our bigger team of experts.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #ullockmoss #levenshall #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab

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