Heritage consultants

Balancing the conservation and management of heritage sites can at times require some expert guidance.  Working as heritage consultants Planning Solutions Consulting offer a bespoke service, helping heritage sites maximise their potential while conserving and enhancing their significance and qualities which may them special places to visit. 

Whilst our approach is commercially driven, our extensive experience within the heritage and cultural sector means that we understand the conflicting priorities that can arise.  Our team of experts possess a wealth of experience whilst our sister company owns and operate several heritage attractions including the National Brewery Centre (formerly the Bass Museum) and Kent Life Heritage Farm.  This operational experience gives us a strategic, visitor focused insights developing and operating successful heritage sites.

Heritage Consultant

We enjoy leading a project or working alongside others such as conservation architects, conservation specialists and activity planners, combining skill sets from both our core team and wider network of specialists.  We work closely with clients and their colleagues to gain a deeper understanding of each project and also to encourage staff participation and buy-in across the organisation.

Whether carrying out a feasibility study, preparing a business plan or heritage masterplan or reviewing operational performance, our work is underpinned by extensive research, from exploring audience groups on site to developments and trends across the wider region and competitive marketplace.  Sense of place is incredibly important in identifying the strengths of a site and harnessing them to add personality and brand as a destination. 

Our heritage consultancy services also include governance modelling, visitor experience planning, business planning and catering & retail reviews.  Offering a fresh pair of eyes, we audit current usage and performance before recommending options which are both deliverable and offer long term sustainability.  We are acutely aware of the challenging funding climate and possess significant experience of supporting clients during applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund and other charitable grants.

Our project pages feature case studies spanning the heritage sector, including historic buildings, natural landscapes, museums and schedules ancient monuments.  Project examples include working at Caerphilly Castle, through to Ditherington Flax Mill and here’s a testimonial from a Director of Butser Ancient Farm.

Contact

Please call or email Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999 or richard@pslplan.co.uk if you have any queries about our heritage consultancy services.