I am highly experienced in preparing reports and surveys of existing buildings, preparing feasibility studies, accessibility reports, defects analysis, and heritage statements. I have also prepared conservation plans for several important listed buildings, including Madingley Hall, The Guildhall Cambridge, and RAF Bawdsey in Suffolk.
Madingley Hall: I prepared the accessibility audit and conservation plan for this Grade I listed building for the University of Cambridge. It led to several projects there, including a new lift and also alterations to the main gate to allow large vehicles through.
Cambridge University Library: I prepared a report on the condition of the roof of this iconic, Grade II listed, G.G. Scott building, recommending a sensitive renewal of the internal gutters and clay tiling, the original design having an ingenious, though problematic, system for disposing of rainwater. I then supervised the repair work on site. The design had to cater for predicted increases in storm frequency and intensity.
Willingham Church Sacristy: I prepared a report on the condition of this 14th century addition to the Grade I listed church. I recommended, and oversaw, a sensitive conservation programme to help preserve this unique structure which turned to be, in all probability, an 'Anchorhold', leading me to write a research paper on this almost forgotten type of religious building.
Catholic Church in Cambridge: I prepared a feasibility study for extending this 1970s church in the south of the city, improving its facilities and increasing the capacity for its growing congregation. One of the requirements was to introduce a first floor worship space so that space for car-parking was not impacted, another was a campanile to give the building more presence in its suburban setting.