Construction and maintenance of historic, character & conservation properties

Understanding the needs of unusual and character projects
A sympathetic understanding of design and engineering is particularly vital to the smooth running of a project in the field of conservation and historic development. Sites, such as these, require a thought and consideration that may well not apply to new designs, particularly in ensuring the success of planning applications. Waterman are very experienced in historic building projects, and we consider refurbishment of both interiors and exteriors, as well as retaining façades and other significant features. We incorporate modern engineering techniques and technology systems sympathetically within the historic structure.

A proven track record
We have carried out work on historical and conservation projects across many sectors, including period hotels, residential dwellings and commercial buildings, as well as education and healthcare establishments. We also have considerable experience in urban regeneration. We are proud of our record with sensitive reconstruction and conservation, preserving the character of historical properties. Our expertise and understanding give us the skills to manage the natural and cultural resources within the conservation sector, making us an obvious choice for heritage redevelopment.

The full range of services
Our range of services are fully inclusive, and offer everything from an initial assessment, thorough advice, full mitigation and remedial work to generating bespoke conservation and management plans for the future safeguarding of these unique properties. We keep ourselves fully up to date with the ever-changing policy and legislation surrounding conservation and historic properties, as well as government initiatives. We have a proven track record for delivering on complex schemes, with use of innovative and efficient methodologies. Our specialist teams are able to provide consultancy advice on all the relevant areas for your historic asset including specialist surveys, expert witness and design services.

Related Projects

  • Elephant & Castle

    Waterman worked with Lend Lease to put forward planning applications to develop three areas of the £3 billion Elephant & Castle regeneration project.

  • Battersea Power Station

    Battersea Power Station is a residential led mixed-use redevelopment on a 39-acre site which includes the Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station.

  • Heyford Park

    Waterman have been involved with development at this former RAF base near Bicester, since 2009. The site accommodates numerous historic buildings associated with past military operations at the base.

  • UK Supreme Court

    The UK Supreme Court is  a Grade 2* listed building, the refurbishment aimed to provide three new courtrooms, as well as a triple height library.

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