The Building Conservation Directory 2022

6 T H E B U I L D I N G CO N S E R VAT I O N D I R E C TO R Y 2 0 2 2 C AT H E D R A L COMMU N I C AT I ON S Foreword I t is a pleasure to introduce the 29th edition of The Building Conservation Directory , a remarkably useful guide which brings together some of the leading specialists working to protect historic buildings and the historic environment today. Every year, English Heritage works with hundreds of building conservation experts to support our care of more than 400 of the country’s most important historic buildings, monuments and sites, from world- famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. In 2015, when we became a charity, we embarked on the largest conservation programme in our history and last year, despite the pandemic, we invested a record amount in the conservation of the historic buildings, monuments and sites in our care, thanks to the support of our members, donors and funders, including the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Through our Sustainable Conservation approach we spend £13 million each year on maintenance of our buildings, services and landscapes, alongside delivering more than £6 million of major conservation projects. Our teams work in every corner of the country to understand how this investment can deliver the best results, prioritising our charity’s limited resources through a robust understanding of significance, vulnerability and condition in order to protect our historic sites for the long term, and avoid the risks and costs of repeated work. In order to deliver that care on the ground, we work with many of the specialists listed in The Building Conservation Directory . Last year, those listed helped us to deliver specialist repairs to the 4,500-year-old lintels at Stonehenge (Sally Strachey Historic Conservation, page 95), undertake conservation as part of our £5 million investment in Clifford’s Tower in York (Martin Ashley Architects, page 22) and conduct a specialist clean of the Cenotaph, the nation’s most important war memorial, ahead of Remembrance Sunday (DBR London, page 59). This year, our team is just as busy, with major conservation projects on site at Belsay Hall in Northumberland, Temple Church in Bristol and Sibsey Trader Windmill in Lincolnshire. Our charity exists to protect an internationally-significant collection of historic sites and artefacts which span six millennia, and open them to the public all year round for more than 10 million people to enjoy. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to building conservation experts like you who help us deliver that mission, and by working in partnership we will continue to protect these important places for the future. Kate Mavor, Chief Executive Officer, English Heritage