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┬árepairs 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