England’s listed buildings are considered architecturally or historically significant and are protected by the Heritage Council. Although externally beautiful, they can be internally outdated. When used for office space, they may need renovating to suit the expectations of a modern office.
Dependant on the level of work involved listed building consent will be required. There are several other documents and permits that must be considered when making changes to Grade I, Grade 2*, Grade 2 buildings. This will add to the lead time of a project if they are not considered early in the process. With long lead times on decisions, the last thing you need is rejection and to be back to the start of the local authority queue.
Working with an office refurbishment and design solution that has direct experience in bespoke fit-outs for listed buildings will be hugely beneficial.
Choose specialists with the knowhow when it comes to the rules and regulations – get in touch if you’re thinking of updating your office space in a listed building.