Conservation, Restoration & Renewal
PCPT has gained substantial experience in all aspects of Urban Renewal and Conservation. Work on Grade I, II and II* Listed Buildings has been carried out as conversion or as parts of larger regeneration schemes.
We excel as accredited Conservation Architects bringing substantial understanding, innovation and guidance to each new project. We understand the pride and sense of place that each community has in their historic buildings and spaces where the history and fabric are an essential part of our social history. As individuals and as a practice we are active in the community of the West Midlands and work on Grade I, II and II* listed buildings including; enveloping schemes for parades of shops and banks improving trade and the environment. Recent inner city renewal schemes in historic areas include master plans for areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Northampton and Wolverhampton.
For 50 years we have carried out repairs, alterations, extensions and even the rebuilding of community buildings across England and Wales. Our work on community faith buildings includes all faiths: Mosques, Temples, Baptist, Congregational, Evangelical, Catholic, Methodist and Anglican
We have been employed by the national Heritage Memorial Fund and for over 30 years PCPT have carried out Quinquennial inspections for Methodist Church circuits within the Midlands area.
We are members and currently Chair (since 2006) of the Jewellery Quarter Association (JQA) Birmingham which is the community body in the Quarter that espouses ‘maintaining the balance between our heritage and modern city living and working’. We are seen as an exemplar organisation in developing the community aspects of the Quarter and winners of awards including in 2008 the prestigious Academy of Urbanism Award. We have been pushing for World Heritage Status for the Quarter (now being proposed by Birmingham City Council), protected industrial areas (and jobs) from speculative development, preserved the historic fabric of the Quarter.
The experience given in the examples below were all completed within the last ten years or are current. We have selected a spread of timber frame, Georgian, Victorian or C20th Listed Buildings across a variety of uses and styles for varied clients – Councils to Private householders. Some are buildings that were ‘rescued’ required alteration and a different use but three of the five, and particularly the bank projects, represent conservation and a continuity of use.