Southgate Associates specialise in delivering cutting-edge conservation and design solutions for the ‘adaptive reuse’ of historic buildings and heritage landscapes for new sustainable purposes. Our built heritage represents our inheritance from the past, but to maintain that memory on the landscape…
At Southgate Associates we believe that conservation and development are compatible philosophies, and have spent 30 years working with building owners to ensure that heritage buildings are adapted and reused in a sympathetic manner. We believe in delivering comfortable homes, excellent business premises and functional public buildings, but in a manner which simultaneously protects the heritage value of the buildings in question.
We work with planners and local authorities to agree best-practice changes to historic buildings on behalf of our clients, whether building an extension to a vernacular thatched cottage, altering a castle, redesigning the city centre around a few heritage buildings or adapting/reusing historic buildings for incorporation into an expanding University campus. Our work can involve delivering traditional forms of alteration and extension, complete with classical detailing, or involve highly modernist interventions.