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A unique aspect of its “whole solutions” service is its skill in assembling different experts to match the requirements of each regeneration project. The team is assembled on a “project-by-project” basis, thus bringing together the right skills and experience to ensure the best outcome for the client. Our growing work with charities and social enterprises is reflected in the range of Associates we work with.
Native Architects is a North Yorkshire-based chartered practice accomplished in designing carefully composed, innovative and energy efficient solutions. The practice offers maturity in approach and youthful energy in the delivery of stylish and contemporary solutions. It is proficient in identifying the future needs of clients and has a proven track record in responding to challenging contexts, whether urban or rural, to create honest, sustainable buildings. It is skilful in creating both new buildings and bringing back life and diversity to old.
PLB Limited, established in 1990, provides a complete range of heritage consultancy and design services, from feasibility studies and funding applications to exhibitions and interpretive realisation. The company, based in North Yorkshire, has a wealth of experience in developing cultural and natural heritage, tourism and recreation projects, and a collection of award-winning projects in its portfolio. Its multi-disciplinary team offers a tailored, dedicated approach to every assignment, retaining its team spirit through close working relationships and long-standing associates.
Carolyn is a tourism and heritage consultant with expertise in strategic master-planning, interpretive planning, design and development for cultural and natural heritage sites. She has extensive experience of conservation plans, access and audience development, feasibility studies and visitor management at nationally and internationally significant sites. Carolyn understands the need to deliver sustainable solutions that are sensitive to site conservation, economically viable, enable community engagement and embrace the ethos of the European Landscape Convention. Recent projects Carolyn has led include: Preparation of a comprehensive interpretation strategy and visitor engagement master plan for the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site;; Completion of two major interpretation strategies for the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in order to develop national trails; Preparation of a conservation and development plan for Castle Howard Estate, one of the UK's most significant and complete historic rural estates. This project has just been short-listed for a prestigious RTPI Planning Award, 2009.
Carolyn, along with Imelda Havers, is a Director of heritage regeneration specialists Restoration People.
Nick Beanland is a Community Consultant with nearly 30 years experience working in the voluntary and public sectors including Children and Youth Services, Youth Homeless, Social Housing and Community and Neighbourhood Investment. Nick provides consultancy and training in neighbourhood investment, training and enterprise, community consultation, fund raising, bid writing and developing feasibility and business planning studies.
Nick has been a volunteer for the Princes Trust for over 14 years and is a business mentor to young people seeking to become self-employed. He is a past winner of the Charity Times Fund Raising Manager of the year.
Bramhall Blenkharn is an award winning architectural practice based in North Yorkshire. They bring value to projects by creating buildings of individuality that are both practical and joyful whilst also in tune with their surroundings. They can design and manage projects of all sizes and to meet most needs, with services ranging from large scale master-planning to bespoke domestic design. They have considerable experience of community based projects as well as working in Conservation Areas and with Listed Buildings. The practice has in an in house energy consultant and structural engineer, and is able to offer a comprehensive service to clients. Together with sister company RES (Rural Energy Solutions) they are able to offer advice on green technology systems ranging from bio mass boilers, wind turbines and solar arrays.