Welcome to Heritage Revival

I’m Claire Truman, Conservation Architect and interior designer specialising in listed buildings.


I am currently offering heritage consultancy services exclusively, which includes:

Heritage Impact Assessment

Heritage Statements

Heritage Consultancy advice to your architect or designer


The Value Claire brings to your Listed property

Claire is an experienced architect. Qualified in 2004 her career has gone from
domestic homes, to leading large hotel and office refurbishment schemes of listed
properties of £25 million+ e.g The Gainsborough Hotel, Bath, and 2 Waterhouse Square, Holborn Bars.


Claire recognises the value in the legacy of listed buildings and is
committed to offering you the best advice available for the longevity of your property.

Claire is an Affiliate member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, and a Conservation Architect (CA) with the RIBA. Both these accreditations offer you assurance Claire is committed to the specific demands heritage buildings pose, over and above new-build construction.


Services offered by Heritage Revival

Heritage Impact Assessments
These are carried out before design work commences to determine the historic significance of the property, which then informs the design.
Heritage Statements
Required to accompany a listed building application.
Consultancy Services
To Clients who are looking for objective advice during the construction phase.
To industry professionals (Interior Designers, Agents, Architects etc) who are looking for high-level specialist advice to their Client.

Claire Truman, Owner of Heritage Revival

Qualifications:  Architect and Interior Designer specialising in the creative re-use of listed properties, ARB, RIBA Conservation Architect (CA), Affiliate IHBC member

Heritage inspired me almost 20 years ago whilst in Manhattan working at Walter B. Melvin LLC on the repair of Landmark buildings, such as The Dakota and The Frick Collection.

I qualified as an architect in 2004, and enjoyed 12 years at EPR Architects as a Project Architect and Associate where I oversaw some truly unique schemes, which include:

The Grade II listed Gainsborough Hotel, Bath Spa – an award-winning 99-bed spa hotel and the first in the UK with its own dedicated thermal waters. Click here to learn more of the project.

The Grade II* listed No.2 Waterhouse Square in Holborn Bars, London – a flagship office design by Alfred Waterhouse, refurbished to suit the needs of the rapidly evolving office rental sector. Almost all 180,000sq ft has been fully let since completion. Click here to see inside the building.

In 2018 I completed a First Class Honours Degree in Heritage Interior Design – believed to be the first Architect in the UK with this specialist qualification.

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What Do my clients say?

Why Use an Architect?

Architects are not typically engaged solely for ‘drawing services’: by engaging an Architect you can expect advice on all aspects of a project, from spatial design, to appropriate materials selection, regulations advice through to development strategy, and ultimately navigating the reality of construction.


The title ‘architect’ is protected by law (Architects Act 1997), only those who have undergone extensive training can use it. Some companies refer to themselves as
‘architectural’ designers or similar: this is not the same as ‘architect’.



An architect must be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) to practice. Visit www.arb.org.uk to check if an individual is registered.


Registered architects follow the ARB’s 12 Codes of Conduct. These codes guarantee a high level of professional service, for your peace of mind.


PHONE: +44 (0) 7704 543 872
EMAIL: info@heritagerevival.uk
Heritage Revival is based in Reading, Berkshire.
Current schemes are located in:
Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and London.

Contact Heritage Revival to discuss services bespoke to your requirements.