Constructive Conservation in Practice

Constructive Conservation is the broad term adopted by Historic England for a positive and collaborative approach to conservation that focuses on actively managing change. The aim is to recognise and reinforce the historic significance of places, while accommodating the changes necessary to ensure their continued use and enjoyment.

The 20 exemplary schemes in this volume demonstrate the results of constructive conservation-led development. The progressive local authorities, developers and architects in this book have responded to the very latest ideas in modern conservation practice and have combined pre application discussion with Historic England and the elements of our Conservation Principles with their own creativity and confidence. The results are schemes which are not just commercially successful but have added distinctiveness and meaning to the places in which we live.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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