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Heritage & Conservation

Heritage and Conservation Engineering is one of the strengths of Mason Clark Associates, with an expert team based principally in our York Office. We have ties to the leading conservation architects and professionals in the area. We are proud to be working with many important clients in the sector, including the National Trust, Historic England, York Conservation Trust and the North York Moors National Parks Authority. We have a close relationship with Conservation Officers in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and our project portfolio extends from Hadrian's Wall to Central London.

Our projects often include both structural and civil aspects and we are experienced at working within the framesworks 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, one of under sixty specialists to have gained this distinction. The CARE scheme is designed to help clients choose civil and structural engineers who have proven skills in this field.

With Gez are Associates Robert Thew (Bonding Warehouse York and Bolton Abbey Tithe Barn), Stuart Dick (Studley Royal Water Gardens) and Richard Pauw (Remaking Beamish and the Assembly Rooms York). Alex Ewart has joined the team as Graduate Engineer, with project work including Knedlington Old Hall and bridge inspections on historic structures at both Nostell Priory and Fountains Abbey.

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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