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Heritage Engineers

Working with historic buildings and environments requires specialist knowledge and a sensitive approach. Alan Wood & Partners are highly regarded and experienced in all aspects of heritage work and have heritage engineers in house with top level expertise, we have contributed significantly to the successful conservation, protection and adaptation of structures and landscapes of varying size and importance. We have worked on many listed buildings in close association with conservation bodies and English Heritage. Our skill sets transcend across many areas and we regularly work providing input into:

  • Conservation
  • Listed buildings
  • Refurbishment
  • Sympathetic Repair
  • Preservation
  • Maintenance

Understanding the value of historic assets is an important requirement for Heritage Engineers working in this sector and it is second nature to our specialists, who provide advice that enables the successful protection and regeneration of historic environments. The skills and knowledge required for heritage engineering services include a thorough understanding of the performance of materials and building methods, as well as a practical recognition of what can realistically be achieved.

An understanding of current legislation and the principles of conservation best-practice are essential for the successful repair, alteration and adaptation of historic buildings and infrastructure. At Alan Wood & Partners we tackle projects holistically, using our past experience and knowledge as well as integrating expertise from various other in-house specialists along side our heritage engineers.

Our consultants also have extensive experience in contract management. We ensure that the best available set of capabilities is combined in the most cost-effective way in order to facilitate rigorous and responsible procurement.

We always aim to deliver heritage solutions that will benefit the whole community.


Spotlight Project – Howsham Mill - North Yorkshire

Howsham Mill - North Yorkshire >>

Howsham Mill dates back to c1755 and is attributed to architect John Carr of York. Despite its great historical and architectural interest, years of vandalism and neglect have taken a heavy toll. 

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Spotlight Project – The Rotunda Museum - Scarborough

The Rotunda Museum - Scarborough >>

The Rotunda Museum is a Grade II star listed building described as the finest surviving purpose-built museum of its age in the country. 

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Spotlight Project – Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Wakefield >>

Yorkshire Sculpture Park was founded in 1977 within the grounds of the 18C Bretton Hall Estate. It was the country’s first dedicated public sculpture park and now attracts around 300,000 visitors a year. 

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