Soul Architects Limited

13 Sparken Hill, Worksop, Notts S80 1AX
Tel  01909 500 710
Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

East Midlands

Which county are you based in?


Describe the work your company carries out

Soul Architects is a small friendly practice that specialises in the conservation and adaptation of historic buildings. We have worked on all sizes of ancient and listed buildings and all aspects of renovations. We have a vast understanding of historic buildings and the periods that they were constructed, how they have developed over time and their historic importance.

We work throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire and our clients are from both the private and public sector.

Our services include:

  • Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Conservation Accredited Architect Services (AABC)
  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Quinquennial Inspections
  • Condition Surveys
  • Regeneration

We will assess your requirements and work within your budget to develop your project to give you maximum value for money, ensuring that you receive the high standards of quality that we demand within the agreed timescale and cost.

Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

Hodsock Priory, (Grade II)
Location: Blyth, Nottinghamshire.

Client: Private
Web Site:

Soul Architects were appointed to refurbish the north wing of the property which had been previously converted to three separate flats almost forty years earlier. The project was split into two phases. phase one providing a new estates office over two floors and phase two extends the families existing living accommodation.

Phase one was completed in spring 2010. Two new openings were formed in the principle elevation with stone surrounds to match the existing. The existing diaper work was carefully adjusted around the new openings. Existing windows previously adapted or blocked up were carefully restored to match the existing. Internally the existing narrow stair was removed and we designed a new bespoke spiral stair in steel with oak handrail and treads to give access to the first floor office space. The brief also included the design of internal furniture, which included cupboards and shelves for file storage, a small kitchen and panelling to the entrance hall.

Phase two is expected to commence in 2012.

Causey Hall, (Grade II)
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Client: Buildings Preservation Trust
Web Site:

Soul Architects were appointed to develop a scheme for the lower ground floor and the two wings to the rear of this Gothic revival style Hall. The design provides a flexible range of offices over three floors all serviced by a centrally located communal kitchens and toilets.

A key consideration of the design on this split level site was the need for level access throughout and this was carefully implemented where the parameters of the existing building allowed, with gentle ramps and an internal platform lift. Externally the scheme included the refurbishment and renewal of the metal railings and walkways to provide level access to the two wings.

The conditions of the planning permission required both an archaeological photographic survey and watching brief, both of which were integrated into the contractors programme to provide access to the building at key stages.

Worksop Library and Museum (Grade II)
Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Client: Local Authority
Web Site: none

Soul Architects were commissioned to undertake a Conservation Management Plan, Condition Survey. Options Appraisal and Measured Survey of the Art Deco style Central Library and Museum built in 1938 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

The Conservation Management Plan and Options Appraisal were completed in early 2010 and has been adopted by Bassetlaw District Council.

Following this Soul Architects were appointed by Bassetlaw District Council to design an additional pedestal to be located adjacent the main memorial to accommodate missing names discovered following the research carried out by the Local Authority.

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name: Carl Andrews

Job title: Director

Tel:  01909 500710


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

Historic area assessments

Project Management  YES