Conversion of an almost ruinous Scheduled Monument masonry structure into a dwelling is both a technical and philosophical challenge. Edwards Hart are bringing both areas of expertise to this project for a private client that shares the site with Cadw and located in the Vale of Glamorgan. Edwards Hart have undertaken a condition survey, a significance analysis and producing a statement of significance. Working with the client’s architect, Edwards Hart are then going to develop the design and deal with all the technical issues concerning the existing structure with the support of a structural engineer. The scheme will then be developed through a series of heritage impact assessments which will measure the impact of proposals on the significance of the structure as detailed in the statement of significance.
Edwards Hart are liaising with Cadw and will submit the Scheduled Monument Consent application together with the requisite Heritage Impact Statement, a requirement under the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 from the 1st September 2017. Project lead for Edwards Hart, Professor John Edwards said: ‘The broad expertise of the Edwards Hart team means that we are ideally placed to meet this challenge at a Scheduled Monument’, and added: ‘As we religiously work to BS 7913: 2013 we are better equipped than most to comply with the new law in Wales’.