Historic / Conservation

The refurbishment and conservation of historic buildings stands as a practical demonstration of urban regeneration as well as an opportunity to extend the useful life of an existing, often well loved, building.

Notwithstanding this, working on an existing building brings a number of challenges, and Scott Hughes Design has been involved in a number of projects involving the alteration, extension and refurbishment of existing and historic structures, often of national importance. We therefore appreciate that understanding the journey the building has been on is key to a successful project.
In order to achieve this, Scott Hughes Design will develop a thorough understanding of the form and condition of the existing building, including the materials and techniques used in its construction and during any subsequent alterations.