February 21, 2019
Last Updated on May 12, 2023
Last week, our building surveyors were involved with several interesting projects involving listed buildings.
We were asked to provide ongoing services for the interior refurbishment of a Grade II* property that we had surveyed last year. A Grade II* listing defines a building as particularly important with more than special interest. Whitworth has worked on a range of Grade II* listed buildings, such as a property on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds and a historic timber framed building with a Scheduled Ancient Monument moat.
A second property involved the preparation of a Heritage Statement in connection with repairs and some replacement of windows. A Heritage Statement is usually required by local authorities alongside proposals affecting a heritage building. The statement contains an analysis of the significance of heritage assets, and the potential impact of the proposed development upon its historic value.
The third property was a pre-purchase inspection, providing advice to the client on what they need to consider when purchasing a property of this type and age. Pre-purchase inspections will reveal elements of a building that may not be obvious to potential buyers, such as structural damage, asbestos and rising damp.