Constructive Conservation

Constructive Conservation is a positive, well-informed and collaborative approach to conservation. It is a flexible process of helping people understand their historic environment and using that understanding to manage change.

We support innovative schemes that protect and enhance the significance of buildings and historic places. We work collaboratively with owners, architects and developers to help them develop proposals for creative uses of historic places.

We use 'Conservation Principles' to make sure that our advice is reasonable, knowledgeable and consistent.

  • View to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from the south-west.

    Sustainable Growth

    Read case studies and inspiring examples of constructive conservation and sustainable development.

  • General view of the redeveloped canal basin near King's Cross station, Euston Road, London.

    Conservation Principles

    Here you can find information on the Conservation Principles that Historic England uses.