Historic Building Appraisals
The role of a Historic Building Appraisal is to provide a document that seeks to illuminate the architectural history of a building, including its development and significance. The report comprises information gathered from desk-based research and also an analysis of the building fabric.
The report will prove a useful document to accompany complex or high profile Listed Building Consent applications, or a necessary one where a Heritage Impact Assessment is not sufficient to assess significance. However, it is primarily intended to be 'proactive' insofar that, if prepared prior to design proposals, it can inform and shape them to have minimum impact on the historic fabric and save time later on in the process; in this way it differs somewhat from the Heritage Impact Assessment. The appraisal can also give a fuller coverage of the history and fabric of the building as it is not constrained by being proportionate to specific proposals.