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AB Heritage were privileged to be the principal heritage consultants for a prestigious university in Bristol, to assist them with assessments, including a Statement of Significance, for their estate management.

In preparation for entering into a Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement with the local planning authority, which would enable the university to undertake remedial works to the complex site more easily. AB Heritage was commissioned to provide a Statement of Significance, covering the entire Grade II Listed former Bristol Lunatic Asylum complex on campus. 

Opened in 1861, the Bristol Lunatic Asylum was the last County Asylum to be built in the South West region, following the reforms set out in the 1845 Lunacy Act. In a national context, it was a centre for pioneering medical research and in the development of the treatment of mental health patients. AB Heritage became experts in the history and development of the site and therefore continued to assist the client with further works to the complex, including the redevelopment of the former asylum laundry.

The Statement of Significance comprised a Heritage Statement covering the proposed works and an Historic Building Recording to discharge the planning conditions and enable redevelopment to proceed and for the university to maintain its prestigious reputation as a centre for medical training.

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