Culture and heritage
Our specialist culture and heritage team understand the need to preserve our heritage by carefully maintaining and protecting historic buildings and cultural sites. We work with prestigious clients to deliver solutions which ensure their buildings meet the needs of modern-day workplaces and visitor attractions, whilst sensitively maintaining and enhancing their historic significance. Our experience shows that these projects are often delivered in complex operational environments where maintaining the health and safety and positive experience of client personnel and visitors is crucial.
Each commission is fully bespoke, and we take a collaborative partnership approach to delivering all of our projects. This has earned us an excellent reputation and strong client relationships across the culture and heritage sector, where we are currently retained by a number of the UK’s flagship organisations and operators of historic sites.
Our team has a thorough understanding and respect for our built heritage. Through our knowledge and experience we deliver balanced and thoughtful solutions, and offer clear direction and advice to key stakeholders.
Culture and heritage sub-sectors
Capital project and programmes
Pick Everard offer extensive experience of working within major heritage organisations, sites, and landmark attractions across the public, private and third sector. Examples include the Houses of Parliament, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and the National Trust.
Our multi-disciplinary team offer a complete design service with our own specialists drawing on wider strategic partnerships to build a bespoke professional team of experts suited to the specific requirements of each project. Through this approach, we support the delivery of the most challenging heritage projects with a simple, cost-effective procurement process for the client.
Our sector-leading advice focuses on delivering efficiencies across our clients’ estates. Our design and management services focus on long-term working relationships that bring the added benefit of retained knowledge, resulting in time and cost savings to our clients. We deliver stock condition surveys, feasibility studies for adaptive reuse, and we advise on sympathetic sustainable retrofits to meet environmental targets.
Ecclesiastical inspection and repair
Our work with places of worship includes; advising on, managing, and completing fabric safety inspections; and quinquennial surveys and conservation projects across chapels, churches, and cathedrals. Our experienced team understands the faculty and consultation process for different denominations. We take a bespoke approach to every project based on fundamental principles, an understanding of budget constraints, operational requirements, and traditional construction techniques. Our team has expertise in undertaking inspection, maintenance, repair, extension, and re-ordering of ecclesiastical sites, and we take a diocese-wide holistic view of managing fabric safety and repair issues.