Improving Access to Historic Buildings and Landscapes
Historic England's guidelines on improving access to historic buildings and landscapes for people with disabilities, explain how to make a range of positive changes to historic places, while at the same time working within the wider principles of conservation.
Aimed at those who own, manage or get involved in adapting historic places such as architects, the guidelines include a summary of the statutory framework, as well as examples of successful approaches, ranging from minor improvements to high-quality modern design solutions.
The guidance also emphasises the need to take a clear brief and to explore alternatives in a creative way, so that good quality effective solutions can be found.
The importance of understanding the significance and vulnerabilities of the historic building, place or landscape and having a good knowledge of the needs of the users are also highlighted.
Inclusive Design Hub
Design Council/CABE with funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government has created an online hub to collate existing legislation, guidance and best practice relating to inclusive design in the built environment: