Combining the preservation of historic buildings and the commercial world sometimes does not sit naturally together, however we illustrate that creativity and good project management will often reduce costs and increase long term value.

Bench Architects promote constructive conservation: a well-informed, collaborative approach to conservation-led development.

Historic places are also social and economic assets. Knowing accurately and objectively where their historic significance lies helps us determine how they can be adapted without losing what makes them special.

We assist our Clients identify the heritage values of historic places early in the development process, and be specific about how they might accommodate the changes that will keep them in use, and so secure their future.

Our projects are not just commercially successful but have added distinctiveness and meaning to the places in which we live.