Economic appraisals take many forms, with cost plans, works prioratisation, and value engineering all helping clients model how the building or project will perform.
Where there is a conservation deficit or a key investment to address, grants can be available. Schemes such as Townscape Heritage Initiative, Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Grants for Places of Worship, have helped our clients access millions in aid, to help areas and buildings which had been defined as “at Risk’ come back into viability.
Helping local authorities and owners meet the challenge of statutory compliance requires know-how and patience.
Enforcement Notices, Heritage at Risk strategies including Repairs Notices and Urgent Works Notices all require independent expert opinon. If the dispute is referred to court or public enquiry for resolution, expert witness reports help the parties agree on the facts, and work methodically through all the areas of difference.
Sensitivity, independence and respect for the parties builds confidence in the process even if the outcome is uncertain.