Conservation & Heritage

Since our formation on 1981 McLennan have altered and extended many historic buildings and have developed a varied and flexible approach to the conservation and adaptive re-use of listed properties. The refurbishment and/or restoration of historic buildings is the process of recognising the cultural and heritage value of these unique assets and taking the appropriate action to preserve or retain them.

This often requires extensive research of the property to fully understand what requires to be done to halt further decay and put right previous neglect or lack of maintenance. We also carry out site investigation and a process of survey, drawing and recording so we have a full understanding of the building’s cultural significance.

As a practice we have been involved in projects that cover all areas of architectural conservation including:

  • Maintenance of Listed properties – work of an everyday nature that includes cleaning gutters, replacing fallen slates etc.
  • Repair Work beyond the scope of regular maintenance – returning the building to good order without alteration or restoration
  • Reconstruction – re-establishment of the design of a building based on documentary or physical evidence (i.e. fire / storm damaged listed properties)
  • Restoration – Alteration of the fabric of a building to make it conform again to its original design or appearance.

We have extensive experience in liaising with local authority conservation officers and Historic Environment Scotland and can bring this expertise to your conservation project. We also understand that a successful conservation project often requires input from other conservation experts and we have strong relationships which can help ensure successful outcomes for all.

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