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Historic buildings and landscapes play a crucial role in creating a sense of cultural identity within the community. Conservation of these assets, along with ensuring a meaningful and financially viable role for their future has been a major theme in our work.

Working closely with statutory bodies such as English Heritage, CADW and Historic Scotland to sensitively integrate new development with existing heritage assets, our experience includes working with:

  • Conservation areas
  • Scheduled ancient monuments
  • Listed buildings
  • Historic landscapes and parks

We provide clients with an integrated, continuous service from initial feasibility and business planning through to detailed design and implementation and are frequently called upon to negotiate complex agreements with local authorities and conservation agencies as part of the planning process.

Examples of Conservation projects include:

  • Lancaster Castle, Lancaster. Cass Associates completed a┬áconcept and feasibility study, on behalf of The Duchy of Lancaster, to assess the potential re-use of the castle, following the closure of the former HMP Lancaster in 2011;
  • Deane Road Cemetery, Liverpool. Cass Associates provided architecture, planning, landscape design and community engagement services as part of this project in which the Grade II listed Victorian Hebrew walled cemetery in inner-city Liverpool required restoration and the addition of new visitor facilities.

Richard Roberts, partner and design team leader at Cass Associates, is a RIBA-Accredited Conservation Registrant.