Stagg Architects have a keen interest and considerable experience in the design of contemporary buildings within the historic environment. The challenge of working in a conservation area or on a listed building can lead to a more ingenious solution, and we see these situations as opportunities rather than restrictions.

Through a respectful and intelligent dialogue we aim to establish a relationship of trust with local conservation bodies, the local authority conservation officer and Historic England, and through a common understanding are able to develop design solutions which are both imaginative and contemporary while being respectful to the historic context.

We are not afraid to challenge and are prepared to put forward solutions which might at first seem radical, but which are supported by rigorous thinking and high quality design. Employing this approach we are able to better understand the essence of a historic building and what makes it significant. With this understanding our proposals can enhance the qualities of the original structure, add a new layer of history, and quite often give the building a new lease of life.