Node Urban Design

Imperial and Whitehall, 23 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BS
Tel   0121 667 9259
Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

West Midlands

Which county are you based in?

West Midlands

Describe the work your company carries out

Node Urban Design is an innovative practice with an experienced team of consultants who believe that good design adds value.

Our heritage service is an integral part of our business, whether as a stand alone product or as part of a wider solution to a site that may involve masterplanning or landscape architecture.

Our aim is to create sensitive, sustainable and deliverable solutions in complex historic environments. Our approach is to use our knowledge and understanding of the principles of what makes successful places to help create a ‘sense of place’ in new development

Our areas of work include:


  • Historic research
  • Statements of significance
  • Historic area assessments


  • Heritage statements
  • Planning and listed building applications
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Conservation management plans


  • Design briefs
  • Heritage design advice
  • Masterplanning in the historic environment

Consultation, training and representation:

  • Public consultation
  • Negotiations with public sector organisations
  • Heritage training
  • Workshops
  • Rebuttal
  • Expert witness

Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

Masterplan for the Arbury Estate
Arbury Estate, Nuneaton, Warwickshire Private: historic estate
Historic area assessment, masterplanning of new build in the historic environment, conservation planning, historical research

Summary: Production of a built heritage and historic landscape sensitive opportunities and constraints appraisal and preparation of strategic masterplan options for the development of the Arbury Estate in Warwickshire in support of a written representation to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s Borough Plan.

Project sheet

Overbury Church of England First School
Overbury Estate, Estate Office, Overbury, Glos, GL20 7NR
Private: historic estate
Conservation planning, historical research

Provision of a heritage statement of significance and impact assessment to accompany a planning and listed building application for an extension to the grade II listed Overbury Church of England First School.

Royal Hotel heritage strategy and statement of significance
Royal Hotel, Station Road, Ashby-de-la- Zouch
Architectural design and new build in historic areas, conservation planning, historical research

Preparation of a heritage strategy and statement of significance for a planning and listed building application for the conversion and extension of the Royal Hotel, a grade II* listed building in Ashby de la Zouch, together with new development within its setting.

Project sheet

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name: Katie Kershaw

Job title: Director

Tel:  0121 667 9259


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   YES

Historical research YES

Historic area assessments YES

Project Management