Our best-known consultancy service is the production of conservation plans – effectively following the methodology first laid out by James Semple Kerr in 1982, but also recent guidance produced by Historic Scotland, Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The purpose of a conservation plan, sometimes referred to as a conservation management plan, is to help you manage your heritage asset. Equally, you may be anticipating change, or be looking to consolidate your existing knowledge and management procedures, and know that a comprehensive conservation plan will help you manage your site now and into the future.
Our conservation plans investigate the historical development of the study area, analyse the significance of the site and develop a practical, considered and useful set of policies. The document is always richly illustrated, with many key issues highlighted in diagrams. We often produce gazetteers, options appraisals and consider feasibility as part of the project – every site requires a different approach.
We have extensive experience of working with a variety of buildings – from small cottages to country houses, library and theatres to post-war university campuses. Our conservation plans are recognised as being authoritative, effective and accessible – why not browse some of the sample reports highlighted in the case studies?
- Australia ICOMOS - The Conservation Plan (7th Edition), James Semple Kerr
- Historic Environment Scotland - A Guide to the Preparation of Conservation Plans [PDF]
- Historic England - Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance
- Heritage Lottery Fund - Conservation Plan Guidance
St Margaret's, Oatlands
A conservation plan written by Simpson & Brown for St Margaret's, Oatlands, on behalf of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.Find out more →
Seaton Delaval Hall
Seaton Delaval Hall is one of the most important Baroque houses and landscapes in Britain. Simpson & Brown were appointed by the National Trust to write a comprehensive CMP for the hall, collections and wider estate.Find out more →
Mint Yard, York
A conservation plan written by Simpson & Brown for Mint Yard, York, on behalf of the City of York Council.Find out more →
University of Glasgow
An Estate Conservation Strategy produced by Simpson & Brown for the University of Glasgow, detailing the historical development and architectural character of the estate.Find out more →
A Conservation Management Plan on behalf of The National Trust for this Grade I listed mansion set in its designed-landscape, near Cambo, Northumberland.Find out more →