Chris Surfleet, Guy Marsden, Daniel Jones and Cath Anthony

Bidwells

Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets: How to make them viable

About Chris Surfleet, Guy Marsden, Daniel Jones and Cath Anthony

Speaker Biography: (max 200 words, no bullet points)

Chris Surfleet – Chris Surfleet has over 20 years of experience working in heritage and urban design within both the public and private sectors. As well as providing advice on a broad range of heritage matters, Chris frequently acts as a Heritage Expert Witness and is extremely knowledgeable in this sector.

Guy Marsden – Guy Marsden heads up the Bidwells architectural practice and has a wealth of experience in appraisal, design and delivery of new build, conversion and refurbishment projects across a range of sectors, specialising in rural projects. Guy engages with stakeholders in the planning process to gain support and undertakes multi-party consultations.

Daniel Jones – Daniel has over 20 years property experience and founded the Bidwells Rural Development and Diversification (RDD) team. As Head of the RDD team, he specialises in identifying and implementing alternative uses to generate new income streams and capital value. The RDD team covers the full range of commercial, residential, tourism/leisure, hospitality and other property.

Cath Anthony – Cath is a Partner at Bidwells, a qualified Chartered Surveyor, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and a RICS Registered Valuer. Cath specialises in Anaerobic Digestion and Rural Development and Diversification. She has extensive experience of identifying and implementing alternative uses to generate new income streams and capital value.

Owners of Listed Buildings have a duty to maintain those buildings, but often this has simply not been affordable usually due to the buildings no longer having an economic use for their original purpose.

For us, the opportunities of radical planning and lateral thinking are greater for buildings that are ''at risk''.

We will talk through projects where we have obtained unusual planning consents that make a seemingly impossible situation viable for the owners, put the buildings and site to a suitable and sustainable use, preserve important rural heritage for the long-term future and produce critical capital value or net income stream for our client.
Making your Listed Building or Heritage Asset viable is particularly important in an uncertain and ever changing economic and political climate. We will explain how you can diversify and find suitable uses, including examples of leisure and tourism, commercial and residential uses.

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