We recognise that heritage assets have a place in our future, as well as our past.
From standalone buildings to heritage-led urban renewal projects, we work with building owners, clients, communities, and stakeholders to develop creative, sustainable solutions that carefully and positively manage change and breathe new into old.
Understanding underpins our approach
We recognise that historic buildings are often a comforting anchor point for communities, spaces that reflect the identity of those who built and use them. We draw on years of experience, as well as the skills of our team of accredited conservation architects and heritage consultants, to look holistically at why a building came to be, its cultural and social importance, as well as its historical significance. In doing so, we ensure that we keep and add to what makes a building or place special, by understanding and responding to it with creativity and a sound understanding of the past.
Creating purposeful places
We adopt a collaborative approach to all projects, bringing together the ideas, memories, and aspirations of those who care for and use these buildings. Using this insight, we implement informed decision-making to deliver design solutions and strategies that balance a project’s conservation needs with its long-term public benefit, creating enhanced, purposeful places that have a lasting and positive impact.
Podcast: How to convert a listed building
Director Stephen Anderson shares his expertise with Place North West.
First White Cloth Hall shortlisted for AJ Heritage Award
The AJ Architecture Awards recognise excellence in UK architecture.
Buttress to support HTN conference
Project Caernarfon Castle will feature in this year's conference.
Plans approved to regenerate former Maryport cinema
The historic cinema will be transformed into a cultural hub for the town.
Behind the B: Grant Prescott
Associate Grant Prescott discusses the challenges and opportunities of heritage architecture.
Heritage and the High Street
What role can heritage play in supporting high street revival?
Buttress appointed to Barrow town centre regeneration scheme
We have been appointed alongside designers OPEN and engineers WSP to develop an ambitious, multi-million pound regeneration scheme for Barrow’s town centre.
Stephen leads the practice's heritage team, specialising in projects that involve listed buildings and heritage assets and responding to their impact on place and local communities.
Grant is an AABC-accredited conservation architect who specialises in the sensitive restoration and redevelopment of historic and listed buildings.
Alex is an experienced architectural technologist working within the practice’s historic buildings team.
Lucy is a creative architect who has an in-depth knowledge of building conservation and urban regeneration.