The Conservation Studio was first established in 1994 by Chezel Bird and was subsequently joined by her husband, Eddie Booth. Both were past Inspectors with English Heritage (now Historic England) and were very active in the Institute of Historic Buildings and Conservation (IHBC) at a national and local level
With their passing, they left behind a legacy of heritage-related work and projects across the UK. Sadly Chezel passed in 2015 before the 21st Anniversary of The Conservation Studio. Eddie passed in May 2018.
Now with the kind permission of Hattie Booth, we are seeking to continue their work, hopefully with contributions and resources from other colleagues and associates who had an involvement with The Conservation Studio.
The Conservation Studio (TCS) will continue as a specialised planning conservation and architectural practice that works principally for local authorities and other public sector organisations, such as Historic England, the National Heritage Lottery Fund, and charitable trusts. We provide advice on urban regeneration, historic buildings and conservation areas. We also provide advice to clients in both the public and private sectors and individual home owners.
The practice works with a variety of consultants, including archaeologists, conservation planners and environmentalists, according to the requirements of the brief. e favour a collaborative approach to projects, involving the local community, whenever required, through workshops, presentations, and public exhibitions.
Both Eddie , Chezel and Eimear have worked for local authorities in the past, so they understand the difficulties faced with allocating scarce resources to an ever-increasing workload and have stepped in to provide interim cover or an extra pair of hands at various levels.
TCS established a reputation for professionalism and competency in the fields of planning, conservation, architecture and urban design. Under our watch, we seek to deliver the same level of professionalism and values to projects and commissions for local authority clients and private individuals.
Having local authority experience and the wealth of resources of TCS, we understand the complexities of and difficulties involved with listed building, conservation areas and the management of change. We also understanding the value and significance of heritage and how this is addressed within the rigours of the planning and legislative process.
We favour a collaborative approach to projects - guiding clients through processes , involving the local community, whenever required, through workshops, presentations, and public exhibitions.he practice works with a variety of consultants, including archaeologists, conservation planners and environmentalists, according to the requirements of the client brief.