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Conservation Engineering

MCA has a proven track record of delivering Professional Consultancy Services in Conservation Engineering. Our highly experienced Conservation and Heritage Engineering team based in York follows a structured process from scheme inception to completion, aligned to the client brief.

We have worked with the National Trust, York Conservation Trust, the Church Commissioners, many Local Authorities, as well as national conservation architects and numerous private clients. We are currently providing inspection and assessment services under a framework agreement to the City of York Council on the City Walls.

Our commission portfolio includes high grade conservation and refurbishment schemes across the UK. Our projects often include both structural and civil aspects and we are experienced at working within the frameworks of Listed Building Consent and Scheduled Monument Consent. We work closely with building heritage specialists, archaeologists, ecologists and arboculturalists within the settings of Grade I and II* Listed Buildings and Historic Parks and Gardens.

Our in-house point-cloud survey team can provide high resolution images for archaeological recording as well as accurate monitoring of large structures. We also link with our own bridge inspection teams to assess historic masonry and ironwork bridges.

Our York Director, Gez Pegram, is a Chartered Engineer Accredited in Building Conservation under the CARE scheme and sits on the CARE Panel. The CARE scheme is designed to help clients choose civil and structural engineers who have proven skills in this field. He also provides lectures in Conservation Engineering to post-graduate students at the King’s Manor in York and at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

Our services include:

  • Inspections and condition surveys in support of Planning Applications and Listed Building Consent.
  • Careful investigation, options appraisal and structural assessment.
  • Sensitive interventions to Listed Buildings for repairs, refurbishment and extensions.
  • Ecclesiastical work, both as part of and following quinquennial inspections.
  • Urgent works to Buildings at Risk and Managed Ruins.
  • Access and drainage issues relating to Historic Parks and Gardens.
  • Long term monitoring and regular inspections.
  • 3D point cloud scanning for archaeological recording and monitoring of retaining walls and ceilings.
  • Masonry arch / ironwork bridge inspections and remedial work.

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