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We have fifty years experience of dealing with planning issues affecting the historic environment. Our experience ranges from the refurbishment and alteration of domestic listed buildings, to high profile projects such as the redevelopment of the BBC Headquarters in Portland Place, London which involves grade I and II* listed buildings and development in a conservation area.

We provide the following heritage services:

NLP achieved planning permission and listed building consent for the restoration of the Grade I listed Decimus Burton Temperate House (1860) and restoration and change of use of the Grade II listed Evolution House (formerly The Australia House) to provide education, exhibition and event space. The two buildings will be part of a five year restoration and enhancement programme part funded by the HLF.

NLP has also previously assisted the Royal Botanic Gardens to take forward its wider development programme with permissions achieved for the construction of the New Herbarium Building and Quarantine House. A strategy and a submission were prepared under the then Crown Exemption consultation procedures to enable development of the new herbarium building (designed by Edward Cullinan Architects) which provides climate-controlled storage for 50 years expansion of the world’s largest collection of dried plant specimens as well as a library for Kew’s renowned collection of botanical books and illustrations all within the Kew Gardens World Heritage site. NLP also advised on the implications of the removal of Crown exemption along with the implementation and small scale works of the Quarantine House.



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