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Conservation statements & audits

It can often be confusing as to what type of report is required for your project.  You may, for example, have requirements set out by funders - but if not, we are always happy to work with you to help find out the best type of reports for your needs.

Often, a conservation statement can be seen as the first stage of your project – it sets out the historical development and analysis of significance in a similar way to a full conservation plan, but is often a more concise document with a more open-ended conclusion about the future of the site.  It may be that after funding is secured and plans have been drawn up, the report is converted to a full conservation plan that analyses the proposed changes and gives more detailed management information.

In many circumstances, a full conservation plan simply is not required, and a conservation statement produced by our team is all that your project needs to get to the next stage.  For example, our conservation statements often accompany planning applications for sites – i.e. supporting change in the immediate term at sites where longer-term management issues are not as complex.  Such statements are recognised by conservation officers and other heritage professionals, and demonstrate that the heritage asset is both understood and appreciated, and can help give them the confidence to accept that proposals for change are fully informed.


Case studies:

Canongate Housing

A conservation statement written by Simpson & Brown on Sir Basil Spence's housing in the Canongate, Edinburgh. Commissioned by Edinburgh World Heritage.

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Kelso High School

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Gartnavel Royal Hospital

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Lanark Road West

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Newgate Centre

We were appointed to write a Historic Assessment to accompany a planning application to redevelop the Newgate Shopping Centre and Newgate Hotel.

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St Cecilia's Hall

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