HCUK Group is a dynamic, collective-thinking and responsive environmental consultancy specialising in the management of change within the built environment, particularly the historic environment. We p...
HCUK Group is a dynamic, collective-thinking and responsive environmental consultancy specialising in the management of change within the built environment, particularly the historic environment. We pride ourselves in offering clients honest, informed and knowledgeable advice in the context of planning and development. We encourage excellence in design and have developed a can-do culture, finding imaginative solutions to complex situations.
We began life in 2010 as Heritage Collective LLP, before becoming Heritage Collective UK Limited in 2014. In the coming years diversification saw the addition of Archaeology Collective, Landscape Collective and Planning Collective, before all strands came together to be branded under a single umbrella: HCUK Group, based on the acronym for the original company. We have been home-working since the beginning and are pleased to employ a talented workforce of consultants and support staff, who are on hand to advise our clients.
Gareth Jones BA Hons MA UD Dip Bldg Con (RICS) IHBC RTPI is a chartered planner who has specialised in heritage and townscape. He has over 27 years’ experience across the public and private sectors, i...
Gareth Jones BA Hons MA UD Dip Bldg Con (RICS) IHBC RTPI is a chartered planner who has specialised in heritage and townscape. He has over 27 years’ experience across the public and private sectors, including as a design review advisor at CABE, the Urban Design and Conservation Manager at the LB Richmond upon Thames and as an Associate Director in the heritage team of various planning consultancies. Most recently Gareth was a townscape consultant at Peter Stewart Consultancy focusing on schemes in historically sensitive environments.
Having worked throughout the UK with a central London focus, Gareth has extensive private and public sector experience across all sectors including hotels, offices, retail and residential as well as schemes for private home owners.
GJHP is an independent heritage and townscape consultants specialising in projects affecting the historic environment
GJHP provides advice for those seeking change to or near a heritage asset. The practice can help you navigate the national and local heritage planning policy framework, and work with you to set out the significance of your site and its surroundings.
The practice deals with alterations to listed buildings, demolition and redevelopment in conservation areas, and proposals affecting the setting of listed buildings and other heritage assets.
Reports to support planning and listed building consent applications include preapplication input; heritage, listed building and townscape assessments; assessments of significance; and appeal statements.
Chilcroft has established itself as a leading name working at the very heart of the heritage planning and development sector. Professionally accredited and specialising in historic conservation and to...
Chilcroft has established itself as a leading name working at the very heart of the heritage planning and development sector. Professionally accredited and specialising in historic conservation and town planning, we have flourished, overseeing an extensive folio of properties in sensitive landscapes – from brand new mansions, townhouses and commercial real estate, to house extensions, leisure facilities and large outbuildings.
When it comes to the development of historic and listed buildings, Chilcroft is the smarter heritage planning partner to have right by your side. Working for its clients on behalf of the historic environment, rather than the other way round, Chilcroft deals with all matters relating to buildings and new developments involving the historic environment.
Whether it is a heritage statement, delisting application, conservation area appraisal or planning and listed building consent applications, Chilcroft can bring to the table all of the necessary stakeholders to accomplish your aims. It works collaboratively with architects, town planners and surveyors to realise the best designs and negotiate directly with your local planning authority, to unlock the potential in your property.
From new builds to house extensions, townhouses to commercial real estate and leisure facilities to outbuildings, the company's experience, throughout the South-East of England and Central London, places it at the heart of the action and it excels at complex developments.
With a background in planning and conservation, Chilcroft remains open to the possibilities of development and the added value it can bring to any proposal.
Why use a Heritage Consultant?
"Whether you intend to construct a new building(s), expand your current site, adapt an existing structure or evaluate an investment opportunity, it makes sense to con...
Why use a Heritage Consultant?
"Whether you intend to construct a new building(s), expand your current site, adapt an existing structure or evaluate an investment opportunity, it makes sense to consult a professional who shares your aspirations"
Are you a commercial client?
- Heritage Consultants are experts in development history and phasing, and can help achieve sensitive adaptation and reuse of historic sites and buildings.
- Heritage consultants can assess the heritage value of a site (including the eligibility for statutory listing) and scope out capacity for redevelopment and extension.
- Heritage Consultants can act as advocates for development at sensitive sites, drafting the necessary specialist reports, and leading negotiations with Local Authority conservation officers.
- Heritage consultants can guide design development from the outset to bolster your prospects of planning approval.
Are you a domestic client?
- A Heritage Consultant can research the architectural history of your property and identify features of special interest.
- A Heritage Consultant can advise which works do and do not require approval by the Local Authority.
- A Heritage Consultant can help ensure your design will secure listed building consent and help your architect produce the right drawings.
- A Heritage Consultant can help you regularise any unauthorised work to your listed building which you may have carried out or inherited.