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Andy Buckley professional heritage consultant

Happy New Year From our Team to Yours!

While none of us can be sure where 2022 will take us, we can be hopeful for a more positive year.

Covid risks are starting to reduce and the business pulse of the construction sector is getting stronger. In fact, Construction appears to have weathered the Pandemic reasonably well, with a good level of confidence still obvious amongst developers and providers of key services.  AB Heritage had a very successful year. We ended 2021 on a high and move into 2022 with a spring in our step and a healthy order book. So thank you all for your continued support.

Prepare for new developments

There are still challenges ahead of course, potentially with supply chains, staffing levels, and materials costs to name a few.  For heritage planning there are also a number of policies to take into account as you prepare for new developments.  These might include permissions to extend upwards and infill, changes to the Class Use MA and local policies to protect historic assets.

Heritage mitigation is likely to become important as Government releases funds for national infrastructure projects and supports the development of more brownfield sites. Funds have also been made available to regenerate heritage townscapes as the sustainability and economic evidence of doing so becomes ever clearer.  Finally, working from home has opened people’s eyes to new requirements from their properties. Whether that is to reconfigure internal space, extend, or build in a new location, there may be important heritage implications to assess, such as the setting of a heritage asset, or listed building consents to obtain. The team at AB Heritage will be able to advise and assist with your plans.

New Leeds Office

In 2021 we were pleased to open a new office in Leeds to support our growing client base in the region.  With offices now in London, Newcastle, Leeds and Exeter, and with professional heritage consultants working remotely across the UK, we are confident we can fulfil your heritage planning needs cost-effectively and in good time to keep your project moving forward.  To meet our heritage team click here.  Please also take some time to visit our services pages, read our blogs and case studies.

We are always happy to speak with clients informally so please don’t hesitate to call us on 03333 440 206.  Once again, we wish you a successful 2022 and look forward to working closely with you to manage heritage on your developments.

AB Heritage is a registered organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeology, the body that sets and monitors professional standards for commercial archaeology across the UK.