Selected Case Studies

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Llanymynech Limeworks

imgInterpretation strategy and plan for an extensive industrial heritage landscape of lime kilns, canal, quarries and inclined planes in North Shropshire. The interpretation strategy identified audiences and themes and made recommendations on appropriate media and site specific materials, to enhance appreciation and enjoyment of the sense of place. Recommendations were made on the use of innovative and creative design to engage, amuse and inspire visitors and reinforce their appreciation of the wider story of Llanymynech and how individual elements fit into that picture. A fully costed implementation plan was supplied with detailed specifications for inclusive media. For Oswestry Borough Council, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shropshire County Council and British Waterways.

Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, Anglesey

imgFeasibility study for Visitor Centre and Interpretation strategy, with Ian Parkin. The Warren is a heavily wooded area of conifer plantation (supporting a thriving colony of red squirrels) on an extensive and important system of wind blown coastal sand dunes with a range of fascinating habitats. Overlying it is a highly significant cultural landscape reflecting 5000 years of occupation of this remarkably beautiful and sensitive littoral landscape which is also a popular recreational area.  Prepared for CCW and Menter Mon.

Porth Amlwch and Parys Mountain, Anglesey

imgDevelopment options appraisal and feasibility study including interpretive proposals for Porth Amlwch and Parys Mountain, with Ian Parkin Associates. This is an extensive and internationally important copper mining landscape and port on the north Anglesey coast, in an area of severe economic deprivation. The historic landscape contains a number of important historic buildings in varying states of decay, with extensive areas of contaminated land and restricted access.  The strategic plan identified a range of options and recommendations for resource and capacity development and organisational structure. For Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust.

Grange Court, Leominster

imgArchaeological appraisal to identify potential constraints as part of feasibility study into the options for reuse of a redundant building carried out by ST Walker and Duckham architects for Herefordshire County Council. Grange Court is an impressive highly decorated 17th century timber framed building, relocated to the outer court of a Benedictine monastic precinct   an area with high archaeological potential.

Saracen’s Head and Old Grammar School, Birmingham

imgAudience Development Plan and Access Plan: assessed and quantified current and potential users, and carried out user and non-user surveys at local community events and other venues; carried out a detailed physical access audit of both buildings and provided recommendations for physical and intellectual access to meet the needs of existing and potential new audiences for the Saracen’s Head and Old Grammar School Kings Norton, Birmingham, without compromising the significance of the historic fabric. For the parochial church council.