Sustainability in historic places of worship

Advice and guidance on protecting and regenerating historic environments with integrity and subtlety, including information from The Church of England and Historic England


Tim Bowden. Ramboll

Tim Bowden

Project Director
T: +44 7946 484 824
Ben Billington

Ben Billington

Associate, Building Services
T: +44 7870 806 821
Martin Bissell. Ramboll

Martin Bissell

T: +44 7918 693 765

Delivering on some of the country’s most precious and prized heritage buildings and landscapes, Ramboll’s Conservation Accredited engineers and archaeologists work closely across our multidisciplinary business to create efficient and exacting structural and building services solutions. Our first class reputation in this field means clients trust us to achieve the best outcomes for their projects.

An understanding of current legislation and the principles of conservation best-practice are essential for the successful repair, alteration and adaptation of historic buildings and infrastructure. Our engineering interventions in historic contexts combine elegance, honesty and subtlety and our heritage specialists tackle projects holistically; integrating expertise from various other in-house specialists.

Addressing the issues of building conservation and energy efficiency in historic buildings can be a complex challenge. Ramboll’s building services engineers produce environmental strategies and engineering system designs to create efficient, comfortable buildings in which the structure and engineering systems work cooperatively. We strive to integrate modern building services seamlessly and sensitively into building fabric, improving efficiency and reducing operational costs.

Working with historic buildings and environments requires specialist knowledge and a sensitive approach. Ramboll’s engineering consultants and archaeologists are highly experienced in all aspects of heritage work, providing services that enable the successful protection and regeneration of historic environments.

The services we offer include:

  • Specialist building services consultancy
  • Structural conservation engineering
  • Archaeological consultancy

View related links below for advice and guidance from The Church of England and Historic England as well as a short film by the Environmental Engagement Programme.

Related Links

Church of England Churchcare: Shrinking the footprint campaign

Providing advice and practical steps that can be taken to reduce CO2 emissions

Historic England: New Work in Historic Places of Worship

Church of England Churchcare: Appropriate heating solutions

Advice on selecting the most appropriate heating solutions

The Church of England: Shrinking the footprint campaign energy audit

A simple audit to help you assess your current energy footprint

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