Heritage Consultancy

Heritage Consultancy at Buttress is a positive and forward-thinking service that helps clients identify how the past can inform the future.

We work with internal and external clients, and, together with them, identify how our in-depth understanding of heritage, significance, and place can help unlock the potential of their projects.

Our services benefit projects to the most modest heritage asset and to the most complex world heritage sites alike. We bring enthusiasm, creativity and knowledge to each; in a balanced offer that has positive outcomes for you and your project, the asset, and the wider place.

World Heritage Site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, in Wales.
The Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) at Caernarfon Castle is an excellent example of the benefits of a more organic development alongside the development of the project. The continuous feedback from the HIA process has clearly influenced the design of the works to minimise adverse impact.
Christopher Young Heritage Consultancy - Peer Review extract
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Buttress Heritage Consultancy

Buttress’ approach to Heritage Consultancy is about providing you with information that helps you do your job. Plain and simple. Our skilled and experienced team bring authority and enjoyment to the process, which will be done with you, collaboratively.

Through open dialogue, we inform and guide on significance and impact, consult with stakeholders, and engage authorities and communities to support clients and design teams at key stages of development.

The real-time guidance, insights and opportunities identified by our team are the real value of Buttress' heritage consultancy. It's more than just writing you a report to support a planning application, it's the expertise and evidence that live in every fact, reflection and piece of guidance written in that report. 

Heritage Consultants in hi-vis investigate Conwy Castle
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What might I need to support my project?

We are regularly engaged to produce:

  • Heritage statements
  • Heritage assessments
  • Conservation plans
  • Conservation area appraisals and management plans
  • Management & maintenance plans
  • Heritage partnership agreements
  • Shopfront design guides
  • Place-based heritage guidance

On every project we will advocate for our clients and for the heritage assets, benefitting both.

Meet the team

Projects (8)