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We worked with Catherine on a very sensitive Grade I conversion of a rather tired and unloved office block back into a family home. She seamlessly helped to navigate us through the various loopholes, potholes and submissions that were required to secure planning permission. Her expert guidance throughout was utterly invaluable.  We have no doubt that without her expertise in the mix we would have hit brick wall after brick wall and even more costly delay after delay.   We can't recommend her services more highly.


Liza Abbott, homeowner

Grade I Listed property, Bath

Catherine provided us with a comprehensive assessment of the historical evolution of the property and most interestingly identified where that manifests in the architecture as seen today. This has been incredibly useful to us not just throughout the planning process but also in informing our design decisions and direction.

Rachel Hamilton, RIBA & ARB

Director, Simon Morray-Jones, Chartered Architects & Designers

Grade II Listed property, Wiltshire

Catherine has an incisive interest in and appreciation of the historic built environment, fuelled by her own direct project management experiences in the rehabilitation of historic houses (and churches). We met on the Bath MSc Conservation course over 10 years ago, and, when working together in an historic context since, I have found her research, insight and attention to detail impressive.

Jocelyn Sage BSc, MSc, Dip TP, IHBC

Senior Local Government Conservation Officer

Highly resourceful and determined, Catherine innately ‘gets’ - and helps to form - the bigger picture. She is eloquent and convincing, with a real flair for the written word, and also an intuitive visual and design eye. Catherine sets a high bar for success and will always go the extra mile, with hugely impressive results. Her natural intelligence, easy-going manner and strong work ethic are a winning combination.

Anita Powell

Founder and MD, Small World Marketing

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