Heritage - Pardon Chambers Architects
Thatched roof cottage
Entrance of BURLEIGH house

We understand that working with listed and heritage properties requires care and consideration.

We appreciate that while you would like to extend, alter or make your period property more energy efficient it can be daunting to know how to start given the particular requirements of working with historical buildings.


We will:

  • Work with you to explain the issues around working with listed buildings and some of the limitations you may face.
  • Explain to you the options for listed building consent and the relative merits of each in conservation terms.
  • Help you to navigate the listed building consent process and liaise with the conservation officer.
  • Help you to find suitable contractors with experience of working with heritage buildings.
  • Advise on other specialist consultants that may be required.
The Castle
Street view close up of corner building including sash windows

This locally listed building included a new development behind a retained facade of a former public house, deepening of the existing basement and new build accommodation to more than double the existing building footprint. This provided 5000 sq. ft. of commercial space at basement and ground floor level with 7000 sq. ft. of residential accommodation above.

We were appointed as architects and contract administrators to deliver this challenging project on a constrained site in the heart of Kentish Town. Adjacent to a disused London Underground station this site also had a complex set of S106 conditions to be satisfied.

Some tips to consider if you own or are thinking of buying a listed building.

Front view of symmetrical gable end farmhouse with chimney

We have been involved with the renovation and extension of a variety of listed houses in Hertfordshire and Essex. This has included the upgrading of the houses to improve energy efficiency and extending and altering the houses to make them more suitable for our client’s needs.

Front of redbrick Georgian house
"Nicola Chambers has worked with us on four different planning / listed building applications over the past few years. It has not been a smooth process, and we have had to amend and resubmit on occasion, but her dogged determination and constant professionalism has paid off and we now have approval in place for the changes we wanted to make. She has also assisted with specifications for building works, again with great care and attention to detail. I would wholeheartedly recommend Pardon Chambers to anyone looking for a dedicated firm of architects."
JR, client
Stone Buildings

Stone Buildings is a Grade I listed building in Lincoln’s Inn, London. We helped our clients obtain listed building consent and a Licence to Alter to refurbish their offices, toilets and meeting room.

Stone building