Our reputation as conservation architects at Lapworth is second-to-none. We have an extensive portfolio of work around the West Midlands, from Birmingham city centre to the leafy surroundings of Solihull, Edgbaston and out into the green belt in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and even in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Given that the main architectural stock of these areas tends to date from the late 18th and the whole of the 19th centuries, we have accumulated expertise on the differing styles and uses of historical buildings across the region.
Listed buildings and green belt developments are particularly tricky to design and plan, given that the local authority places an absolute premium on preserving period styles in architectural projects, and demands adherence to concepts like ‘openness’ in developing the green belt. These stringent guidelines also often involve neighbours and community involvement.
Our portfolio of work runs from proposals for redeveloping heritage assets like Great Barr Hall, to elegant homes in the Warwickshire green belt, renovating manor houses for contemporary residents and refurbishing Michelin-starred restaurants in the suburbs of Birmingham.
In addition to our broad range of projects, we have plenty of experience in the varying stages and requirements architecture and planning projects have. The majority of our clients come to us for both full architecture and planning services or advise you at different stages, depending on what resources you already have under your belt.
Our hard-earned reputation as conservation architects hinges on our technical knowledge, planning expertise and client service, and our reviews on Google and Houzz and repeat clients are proof of how good we are at our job – and our conservation work on listed buildings is placed front-and-centre.
Thanks to its industrial wealth, Birmingham and the West Midlands have some of the finest examples of 18th- and 19th-century architecture in the country, and preserving this heritage has been key to our success since the outset in 1989. We have worked on numerous occasions with Calthorpe Estates, one of the premier property development companies covering Edgbaston and Harborne on conversions, refurbishments and new-builds.
Given the historic nature of these suburbs, a large part of our skill is knowing what the conservation officer is going to want to see to preserve their unique characteristics, and here is the value of the full architects service. Similarly, if you’re looking to develop in the West Midlands green belt, our projects like the Roundelay collection near close to Stratford upon Avon are proof of our sensitivity in designing appropriate homes in collaboration with the local council and considering the residents’ concerns about increased traffic, loss of openness or architectural merit.
Embarking on a project like this is daunting – especially if you’re a homeowner – rather than a developer, and this is what our services do for you. Our decade-long experience in specialising in these types of projects means that our work is carefully designed, considerately planned and precisely executed – any other way just involves unnecessary headaches.
Come to Lapworth Architects with your conservation or listed building project, and see how we can help you move forward and maintain our fantastic architectural heritage!
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We are award-winning architects working across the entire West Midlands to help you at every step of the process, whether you’re needing an extension, developing land or designing a new build house.
– Sutton Coldfield