Older, ‘heritage’ buildings demand more specialist treatment than modern ones. We advise on ‘listed’ properties, together with buildings within Conservation Areas, and this type of work often requires specialist knowledge of planning law and policy.
This type of work can apply to:
- High street retail
- Religious buildings such as Churches, Synagogues and Mosques.
- Apartment buildings.
- Multi tenanted Office Accommodation.
This type of work should only be undertaken by surveyors with many years of experience, and at Stephen D Buxton & Associates we believe that we have the necessary skills to advise on suitable methods of alteration and maintenance.
Do you require Listed Building Consent for Alterations?
External Alterations: If your building is listed then yes. If you want to alter, extend or demolish (all or part) of your building then you will require listed building consent from the local authority.
Internal alterations: Do not normally require planning permission but will more than likely require listed building consent. Removing historic features such as fireplaces, stairs, decorative plasterwork or panelling could well require formal consent.
We have for a number of years advised the owners of the Midland Hotel in the centre of Manchester on alteration and repair works. The hotel has a grade two star planning rating