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A Visit to the Textile Design Archive at the John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre

Today I was one of a fortunate few who visited the John Lewis Heritage Centre at Cookham, near Maidenhead organised by modern.space. Harking back to John Lewis' origins as a haberdashery and printer of materials, the building is home to an archive of both acquired textile patterns and those commissioned by John Lewis, from 1800… Continue reading A Visit to the Textile Design Archive at the John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre

Campaign Results for Reduced VAT on Listed Buildings

The Listed Property Owners Club has been running a campaign during 2018 to reduce VAT on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings down from 20% to 5%. Over 11,000 signatures were received which has meant the government has had to make a formal response - 100,000 signatures are required to oblige the government to debate… Continue reading Campaign Results for Reduced VAT on Listed Buildings

When to Commission a Heritage Statement

If you are looking to do work on your heritage building, whether listed or within a Conservation Area, you are likely to need a Heritage Statement as part of the suite of documents to be submitted to the Local Authority. Heritage buildings often have a complex history and construction which contribute to their specific 'significance'.… Continue reading When to Commission a Heritage Statement

The Henley Life Expose

  Following on from my last post, the Henley Life magazine interview ahead of Henley Design Day is live! Apart from my quote on Zaha Hadid (above) the article goes on to feature the Reading Women Architect's Meet-Up (Reading WAM) group I initiated a year ago, and gives a brief overview of how Heritage Revival… Continue reading The Henley Life Expose

Heritage Revival to launch at the RIBA Henley Design Day

Heritage Revival Design Consultancy will launch at the RIBA Henley Design Day - 17th March 2018! Come and meet me, Claire Truman, at Henley Design Day from 10am - 3.30pm and have a chat about you ideas I could help you realise. I set up a local networking group of female architects in Reading and the… Continue reading Heritage Revival to launch at the RIBA Henley Design Day