Architectural Services for Building Conservation

Rena Pitsilli-Graham Architect undertakes the careful repair and conservation of historic buildings using Rena’s wide experience in both the technical and philosophical aspects of conservation. The practice ethos is firmly based on the principles of conservative repair and minimum intervention. Painstaking attention to detail in all matters relating to architectural conservation ensures the highest possible quality within the available resources. Working with clients to understand their requirements, helping them to develop their brief and to realise their vision for the building in their care, is a rewarding part of the process. Each project is approached with fresh eyes, keen interest, dedication and commitment.

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Building Conservation - Delivering projects

  • Historic Documentary Research

    • Archival and documentary research
    • Preparation of Conservation and Heritage Statements.
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  • Surveys and Reports

    • Survey of Buildings
    • Preparation of Condition Reports with recommendations.
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  • Consultancy – Planning and Consents

    Guidance and Advice on

    • Planning a conservation project.
    • Advice on obtaining grant aid
    • Making applications for Statutory consent
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  • Design and Specification

    • Contract documentation for specialist repair and complex sites and projects
    • Design of new elements, reuse and conversion, extensions to historic buildings
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  • Practical Realisation of Projects

    • Advice on Tender process
    • Contract Administration and control of work on site
    • Maintenance Plans and Record Keeping
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Featured Project

H M Tower of London

White Tower Representation - Project Architect from 1996-1999 for a £2.5M refurbishment of William the Conqueror's fortress, to house a new exhibition on the history of the building and show some of the best items in the Royal Armouries collection after their move to Leeds. I was responsible for the production information, and running the project on site: solving detailed problems, in order to suit the varying conditions of a medieval structure, maintain the historic fabric and respond to the magnificence of the building. Work involved the introduction...

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