Creative Heritage Consultants Limited

1a Hardwick Mount, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6PP
Tel:  01298 77774
Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

North West

Which county are you based in?


Describe the work your company carries out

Creative Heritage assists those with responsibilities for heritage assets, especially buildings at risk. It seeks to help clients turn liabilities into assets through heritage-led regeneration, creative re-use and constructive partnerships.

Creative Heritage Consultants provide cost effective, practical advice at all stages of historic building regeneration projects, with creative solutions for all situations.

  • Proposals for creative re-use of redundant listed buildings
  • Feasibility studies, options appraisals and market assessments
  • Heritage Impact Assessments for development proposals within or near heritage assets
  • Statements of significance
  • Conservation Management Plans and Management & Maintenance Plans
  • Grants advice and applications
  • Activity plans and community engagement & education strategies
  • Public consultation
  • Capacity building and mentoring
  • Advice on asset transfer
  • Outline business plans for economically viable long-term use of heritage assets
  • Delivery plans and procurement advice
  • Project management, particularly for grant-funded projects

Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

Project Name: Carrington Street Townscape Heritage round 2 & Mansfield Townscape Heritage round 2 

Clients: Nottingham City Council (2014-16) and Mansfield District Council (2017-19) (Public sector)  

Mirror roles for two East Midlands local authorities. Both involved undertaking building surveys and collation of detailed scheme plan for urban Townscape Heritage areas. Community consultation (using empty high street shops) and meetings with property owners. Development of relationship with delivery partners. Hands-on assistance in the preparation of all Round 2 submission documentation. 'Kick start' delivery phase support for 6 months following successful round 2 award, including assistance in recruitment of TH officers.

Project: Heritage Impact Assessment of proposals to redevelop a 3,12Sm2 former industrial site on Camden Street & Powell Street in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter 

Client: Camden Street (Birmingham) Ltd (Special purpose vehicle for Elevate Property Group) (Private sector)

The developer initially proposed to demolish all buildings on the site in order to build a new residential development. We were appointed to provide heritage advice with regard to the impact of the proposals on the significance of the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area and listed buildings in the vicinity, including heritage policy advice, research and design input. However, site exploration and research revealed extant remains of a Georgian villa at the heart of the site, fully incorporated into later structures. We assisted the architect to procure structural advice from a CARE structural engineer, leading to proposals to retain the historic building, with extensive repair and to enable conversion back to residential use. The scheme additionally includes erection of 3, 4 & 5 storey buildings to provide 70 further residential units, with associated parking and landscaping.

We were involved in iterative discussions with the design team throughout the design development in order to develop a scheme that respect the villa and the wider historic context. Our Heritage Impact Assessment summarises the history of the development of the site, the significance of neighbouring heritage assets, an assessment of the potential impact of the proposals and recommendations for mitigation.

Project: Old Grammar School, Richmond, N Yorks 

Client: Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (Voluntary sector)

Project Manager for the development of supporting documentation for a round 2 application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, for a project to repair a redundant Victorian school (listed grade 2) and its reuse as community hub, underpinned with income-generating cafe, office space and holiday hostel.

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name: Kate E Dickson

Job title: Director

Tel: 01298 77774 
Mobile: 07753 896 848


Which of the following roles do you consider your company carries out under the HESPR scheme?

Historic Building conservation YES

Conservation planning YES

Architectural design and new build in historic areas

Historical research YES

Historic area assessments YES

Project Management YES


See bullet pointed list of services above. Of particular note:

  • Feasibility studies, options appraisals and market assessments for historic buildings
  • Management & Maintenance Plans
  • Development of supporting documentation for applications for grant funding, especially to the National Lottery Heritage Fund