Heritage Management




Our passion is to help heritage, environment, museum and community organisations to achieve their aims and realise their ambitions. We offer a range of specialist advice relating to our cultural and natural heritage.

Research and appraisal

Research to identify and understand the significance and special features of historic landscapes, sites, monuments, collections, churches and secular buildings and our industrial and transport heritage.


  • Statements of significance

  • Condition surveys

  • Setting appraisal

Conservation management plans

Plans that:

  • provide the context and rationale for repair and maintenance schemes and extension and alterations and related planning applications and consents for historic buildings and monuments, museums and galleries, churches, parks and gardens, industrial archaeological and transport heritage sites

  • assess the impacts of development proposals

  • reveal the history of a site to inform Interpretation and audience development

  • provide specialist management and maintenance advice

  • support funding applications

Conservation Area Appraisals and management plans

  • review and appraisal of conservation areas

  • development of management plans and guidance

Heritage management plans

Plans that:

  • provide clear policies and proposals for maintaining and enhancing the outstanding qualities and importance of historic landscapes, sites and buildings

  • support  inheritance tax exemption and grant applications

Audience development and activity planning

Research, analysis and planning to find and deliver ways to engage and excite people and to contribute to their knowledge, interest and enjoyment: :

  • audience surveys

  • market research

  • focus groups and community engagement

  • action planning

  • life long learning plans

  • HLF Activity Plans

  • schools programmes

  • outreach programme

  • volunteer programmes

Interpretation plans

Interpretation plans that:

  • develop a consistent, coherent and compelling set of storylines.

  • define outcomes and communication goals

  • develop storylines and content that provoke emotion, thought or further inquiry.