Constructive Conservation: Listed Building Owners' and Agents' Forum 2019

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Riddel Hall

Queen's University Belfast

185 Stranmillis Road



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Constructive Conservation - making smarter applications for heritage consents: shortening the timeframe from the completion of the specifications to the erection of the scaffold.

Do you own a listed building or historic monument? Are you the agent for an owner of a listed building or historic monument? Are you concerned at the length of time taken to get your applications for heritage consent approved? Come along to Riddel Hall to understand how Historic Environment Division (HED) can assist you to make improvements to your applications and frontload the consent regime. Find out how the Second Survey information can be accessed and utilised. Learn about the work of HED in providing guidance and responding to district councils’ Local Development Plans, Community Plans and actions with the historic environment stakeholder group. Understand how energy and access issues can be dealt with to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on the heritage fabric of your building. Bring your photos and sketches and book a slot with the HED architects.

Who should attend?

The seminar is suitable for owners, built environment professionals, planning and conservation officers and building control surveyors.

HED architects and archaeologists will deliver a free five hour session for built environment professionals who are working with developers and owners of heritage buildings. This seminar will offer practical advice on how to help agents to help themselves to improve the timeframe from submission to formal approval.

Seminar Content

This session will cover:

  • Content of successful applications- how we can help with the Design and Access Statement

  • Recent guidance and proposed new guidance documents

  • Insights into the regulations on energy and access

  • Insights into funding work through the Historic Environment Fund

  • Recent updates on engagement with heritage issues through the Local Development Plans, Community Plans, Programme for Government and heritage stakeholder group

  • Insights into the work of the Historic Environment Division

Key Details

Course duration: Five hours including lunch

When: 8:45am to 2:00pm on Thursday 21st March 2019

Tea/ coffee on arrival

Where: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast, BT9 5EE

Cost: Free

The seminar will include the opportunity for a 10 minute consultation with HED architects. Please note these consultations must be booked in advance. Please email (indicating the building/ heritage structure and topic) the Listed Building Owners' and Agents' Forum at or telephone at (028) 90 823207.


S e s s i o n 1

8.45 - 9.15 Registration, tea and coffee

9.15 - 9.20 Welcome to Riddel Hall

9.20 - 9.40 Introduction - why heritage matters

Manus Deery, Historic Environment Division Architect

9.40 - 10.00 Effective planning consultations

Brian McKervey, Historic Environment Division Architect

10.00 - 10.20 Second Survey and statements of significance

Anne Menary, Historic Environment Division Architect

10.20 - 10.50 The essentials of a good application for Listed Building Consent [LBC]

Natalie O’Rourke, Historic Environment Division Architect

10.50 - 11.05 Q&A

11.05 -11.20 Tea /Coffee Break

S e s s i o n 2

11.20 – 11.40 Considering archaeology in the planning process

Andrew Gault, Historic Environment Division Archaeologist

11.40 - 12.30 Complying with regulations whilst conserving our heritage- access,

energy and fire.

Joseph Birt, Technical Director QUAM Consulting LTD

12.30 - 12.50 An ABC of LBC and the Historic Environment Fund

Caroline Maguire, Historic Environment Division Architect

12.50 - 1.00 Conclusion and next steps

Brian McKervey and Manus Deery

Sandwich lunch & opportunity for consultations with HED architects*

*Note- to be booked in advance- please email us or phone (028) 90823207 to register an interest for a 10 minute slot with a HED architect.

Please indicate the building/ heritage structure and topic and remember to bring along the relevant material. Photos and sketches will be beneficial.

2.00pm Seminar concludes

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