designing within historic contexts

Panter Hudspith have an extensive portfolio of completed projects around the country in highly sensitive historic locations, a handful of which are shown here such as Cambridge, Leeds, York, Exeter Derby and Tunbridge Wells. We seek to respect and enhance the context whilst providing sensitive contemporary interventions, our success at accomplishing this has been praised by Historic England in their ‘Shared Interest’ publication.

“...Panter Hudspith’s skill in slotting a substantial new building into an existing urban block is beyond dispute. The practice is acquiring a reputation for this sort of thing.”

Before we can develop initial ideas for a project it is vital to understand the existing context. We believe that good design is only born from an inherent understanding of the individual place and community. The intervention must contribute and build on the existing culture for the creation of ‘great places’.

As a practice we always look to appreciate how the past has shaped the present-day environment and use that information to develop proposals that contribute to their context.