Heritage Assets are wide ranging and can include, for example, designated and non-designated buildings, structures, buried remains and defined areas.


We have considerable experience in dealing with the sensitivity of heritage assets and have secured planning permission and listed building / conservation area consents for major tourist attractions including the £120 million redevelopment of the Grade I and Grade II listed Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon through to a more domestic scale including the conversion of listed chapels, schools and mills to sensitively designed, modern residential accommodation.

Williams Gallagher regularly work in historically sensitive areas to deliver mixed-use town centre regeneration projects. We therefore understand the importance of listed buildings and conservation areas including their settings. As an example, Matthew worked on successfully delivering planning permission and conservation area consent for the redevelopment of the Riverside Mall in Shrewsbury to create a new 500,000 sqft shopping centre in the heart of the town. The project was undertaken within a conservation area and the setting of over sixty listed buildings.

Recent heritage projects include:

  • Retained advisor to H.I.G. and Ellandi in connection with the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Chester City Centre. The shopping centre demise includes and is adjacent to a number of listed buildings including the Grade II* Listed St Michael’s Row and the famous City Rows. It is also situated within the Chester Town Centre Conservation Area and is adjacent to Chester’s historic wall circuit (a Scheduled Ancient Monument).

  • Preparation and submission of a planning application on behalf of CPD Marshall and Realis Estates Ltd for the redevelopment of the first and second floor of a property into 3 replacement storeys containing 5 apartments. The proposed development is located in the Windsor Town Centre Conservation Area and is situated on one of the oldest streets in Windsor.

  • Advice in connection with the refurbishment and change of use of a Grade II Listed building on Carrs Lane, Birmingham.