Bench Architects has extensive experience in the conservation of listed urban structures.
This includes Conservation Area Appraisals to protect the character and special interest of an environment.
Buildings in towns often illustrate social and economic change, including immigration from strife and rural areas.
Our conservation and reuse of urban structures helps interpret key historic functions, such as the hegemony of a Trade, aristocratic-speculation and dissemination of skills via immigration.
Where the townscapes have suffered significant architectural losses, we are able to reconstruct edifices based upon meticulous archive research.

By their nature urban and village sites involve complex Party Wall & Boundary negotiations. We are able to administer proposals under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and assist in the evaluation of boundaries by utilizing cartographic regression to create a sequence of overlays illustrating key phases of a site's development.