Ablett Architects offer an individual service specialising in repair and alteration work to existing and historic buildings, many of which are listed, dating from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries. We enjoy adding discrete twenty-first layers as well as more major extensions and adaptions, whether in traditional or contemporary style.
We are passionate about historic buildings. We seek to understand the phases of change and evolution, the intricacies of the building, the decay mechanisms, the repair and conservation challenges as well as working closely with client representatives to develop the longer-term vision.
We are inspecting architects to many buildings and have carried out numerous quinquennial inspections, condition surveys, overseen repair and refurbishment projects and sensitive alteration works. We relish the opportunities of working with clients on new build projects, whether residential, churches or community buildings.
We consider that the Architect should assemble and lead the co-ordinated design team and project manage the job, working closely with and guiding the client through the design process to ensure delivery on time and on budget, through to completion.
Simon’s career has included works to a wide range of buildings including private houses and a contemporary visitor and education centre at a historic house in Stamford, as well as masterplans for Lambeth Palace, Valentines Mansion and a proposed major reworking of the Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery in Bournemouth. He is Architect for Lambeth Palace, Portsmouth Cathedral and Methodist Central Hall in Westminster. He enjoys detailing in a more contemporary aesthetic and using materials such as bronze and glass and joinery detailing in ash, walnut and oak.
Daniel has over 25 years of professional experience of working with historic buildings and on projects involving new design in the context of historic buildings and settings. Daniel has led many projects including two large restoration projects for English Heritage, at Audley End House and Osborne House, as well as numerous projects involving historic, and mostly listed, churches.