Client: Cassidy Group | UK Property Development Group based in Meriden

Key Issues: Archaeology

The Project:
7-storey student accommodation scheme with over 703 beds in Nottingham. Located within an Archaeological Priority Area, Locus undertook an archaeological desk-based assessment to support an application for planning permission. The report demonstrated a low potential for surviving archaeology and planning permission was granted with no heritage conditions attached.

Key Services: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment

Team: Cassidy Group, DPP Planningmaber

Photography – DPP Planning




Client: Private Developer

Key Issues: XXXXXXXX

The Project:
Outline application for planning permission for 23 houses on land in the rear garden plot of a residential house. Despite the planning officer’s recommendation for approval, the application was refused at Planning Committee. Working with DLP Planning Locus acted as expert heritage witness to secure permission at an appeal hearing.

Key Services: Heritage Impact Assessment, Appeal – Hearing, Project Management

Team: DLP Planning DLP Consultants – DLP Planning – Town Planning

Photography – DLP PLanning




Client: Bailgate Developments Ltd

Key Issues: 
Archaeology, Scheduled Monument, Listed Building, Conservation Area, Setting

The Project:
Conversion and major extension of a Grade II listed former hospital and church into luxury apartments. Located in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre conservation area and the immediate settings of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, the site is also located on the Roman Colonia Scheduled Monument. Working with Jonathan Hendry Architects, Locus helped secure planning permission, listed building and scheduled monument consents for the landmark development. More info

Key Services: Heritage Impact Assessment, Scheduled Monument Consent, Listed Building Consent, Building Survey, Project Management

Team: Jonathan Hendry Architects

Photography – Anete Lusina, David Grandorge, Steve Smailes





Client: Liverpool City Council

Key Issues: 
World Heritage Site

The Project:
The Liverpool World Heritage Site Management Plan is flagship example of our collaborative cross-sector approach to sustainable heritage management. The plan unites the city’s development ambitions with protecting and conserving Liverpool’s internationally renowned cultural heritage. Leaders in retail, governance, museums and attractions, as well as representatives of the local community, were engaged from the outset. The plan is a pragmatic and forward-looking framework will help to release the potential of the World Heritage Site through constructive conservation and heritage-led regeneration. Improved planning controls provide a more transparent robust management system and greater opportunities for local communities to engage with their heritage.

Key Services: 5-year Management Plan UNESCO Plan

Team: Liverpool City Council and Key Stakeholders

Photography – Liverpool World Heritage




Client: Private Fund

Key Issues: Grade II * Listed Building, Conservation Area

The Project:
Vacant for over 30 years, Locus helped to secure planning permission and listed building consent for a mixed-use scheme for Nottingham’s County House. Working with AM2 Architects, Globe Consultants, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, the approved scheme will enable the building to be more malleable and responsive in attracting future sustainable uses.

Key Services: Heritage Impact Assessment, Listed Building Consent

Team: AM2 Architects, Globe Consultants

Photography – AM2 Architects




Client: The Woodhead Group

Key Issues: Archaeology

The Project:
193-unit housing scheme over 10ha of land in North East Derbyshire. Preliminary desk-based investigations undertaken by Locus, and confirmed by geophysical survey, demonstrated a high potential for Prehistoric and Roman activity within the Site. Project managed by Locus, an incisive phase of fieldwork secured planning permission, with a further phase of targeted excavation undertaken as a condition.

Key Services: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, Written Scheme of Investigation, Project Management, Geo-physical survey, Archaeological Excavation.

Team: The Woodhead Group, Trent and Peak, Pre-Construct Geophysics

Photography – Alan Heardman




Client: MADE Architecture

Key Issues: Setting of Listed Buildings, Non-designated heritage asset (landscape)

The Project:
Locus were asked by MADE Architecture to undertake a Heritage Impact Assessment for a mixed-use community development compromising a school, community centre, a Mosque, commercial and residential units in the heart of Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Our advice assisted in minimising impact upon the setting of a Grade I listed building and evaluating the impact of the demolition of two non-designated heritage assets.

Key Services:
Heritage Impact Assessment.

Team: MADE Architecture

Photography – MADE Architecture




Client: Nottingham City Council

Key Issues: Strategic Heritage Management

The Project:
Working with Nottingham City Council and stakeholders across the city, Locus delivered the RTPI national award-winning Nottingham Heritage Strategy.

A framework to better understand, celebrate and capitalise on the city’s unique heritage, the strategy sets out an active role for heritage in how Nottingham is promoted as a destination to live, work and visit. The strategy has been pivotal in securing further funding for the city, including multiple HLF grants and a flagship Heritage Action Zone. Annual Action Plans are now delivering key heritage initiatives across the city, building capacity, expertise and resources that are revitalising the city’s cultural and economic offer.

Key Services:
Heritage Strategy, Action Plan, Project Portfolio, Consultation and Launch

Team: Nottingham City Council

Photography – Alan Heardman