Grant Elliott has been admitted onto the RIBA Conservation Register as a Conservation Architect (CA), in recognition of his expertise in the practice, principles and philosophy of architectural conservation.
Conservation Architects must undergo a rigorous RIBA selection procedure, but once accepted they are recognised as having the skills and experience to work on our historic buildings. These may include ancient monuments, listed buildings, those in conservation areas, older buildings of traditional construction and any other built heritage assets of note.
Conservation Architecture is about much more than protecting and prolonging the life of older buildings. It is about providing the right advice, avoiding unnecessary expense, mitigating risk and assuring quality.
Grant, an Associate at LHC, qualified as an architect in 1992 and is now one of only a handful RIBA Conservation Architects in Devon and Cornwall. He has many years’ experience in all aspects of historic building conservation, repair and maintenance and is skilled in managing a variety of architectural projects from feasibility through to completion.
Grant’s portfolio of work includes designing sensitive proposals to restore and reuse Paternoster House at an important junction in Exeter city centre, which have just been awarded planning consent; the conversion of historic barns at The Donkey Sanctuary into a restaurant and visitor centre for the East Devon charity; planning consent for the redevelopment of the Grade 2 Listed Caerleon College in South Wales; and the restoration of a Victorian farm and listed barns into a multi-award winning venue for Children’s Hospice South West at Charlton Farm near Bristol. He is also registered with the Diocese of Exeter, Diocese of Bath & Wells and Diocese of Truro as an Inspector Approved to carry out Quinquennial Inspections on churches, such as that carried out on St Peter at Harbertonford.
‘More than one in five buildings in the UK pre-date 1919, so the competence of conservation practitioners is critical. Being awarded the title Conservation Architect by RIBA is a clear sign of such competence and expertise and we are delighted that Grant can now put those coveted CA letters after his name’
Graham Devine, Director, LHC Design