Cook Associates have a wealth of experience in working in Conservation Areas and with historic buildings, including Listed Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments. We liaise with English Heritage, the Government’s controlling heritage body, as well as with Local Authority’s Conservation Officers. We regularly coordinate with specialist advisers such as Archaeologists, Timber Analysts and Ecology Surveyors.
Following the 1984 bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, the Practice was involved with subsequent repairs to this prestigious building. The Practice has also been involved with a number of fire-damaged or flooded historic buildings, including Public Houses, Hotels and private houses.
Cook Associates were commissioned to investigate the repair, renovation and a sustainable future use for a derelict late 17th century Listed building in London, which is on English Heritage’s ‘Buildings at Risk Register’ and which features perhaps the best present domestic basement kitchen in London.
Peter Cook has advised on conservation and listed buildings in Local Government and whilst at Thurrock Council had the privilege of working with the late Cecil Howett the author of a number of volumes detailing the date of buildings by their timber construction details.