Old and fragile structures demand extra special care

Whether you’re converting a 150-year-old barn or restoring the fabric of a church, we take our responsibility to protect our heritage seriously

Protecting our historic fabric

We've been entrusted to work on some of the region's oldest heritage assets, including the Canterbury Quadrangle and 1620's built Old Library at St Johns College, the Roman Baths, and the UK's oldest lido.

Our extensive expertise preserving some of our most precious buildings comes with a deep respect for their sensitivity.

Bringing valuable heritage assets back to their original splendour requires an extra soft touch.

Beard has brought a great deal of expertise to the project and a real appreciation of what the facility will be used for once it’s complete, which is very important for us in a construction partner.

Cleveland Pools Trust
Project: Cleveland Pools 

This was a true partnership project, not just in words but in delivery and I am immensely proud of what was achieved.

David Anderson, Estates Bursar
Project: Radley College Chapel Extension

We are delighted with the completed project. Beard has demonstrated its ability to work sympathetically with listed assets, deal effectively with known and unforeseen challenges, and to collaboratively manage a wide range of specialists - resulting in the successful restoration of the library areas and Canterbury quad cloister. We were impressed by the fortitude, consideration and professionalism of the team, and their approach to minimising disruption to the College’s daily routines. This was a project of the highest quality - delivered on time, to budget, and all through a doorway one meter wide - what an achievement!

Zoe Hancock, Principal Bursar
Project: St Johns College Library & Study

The team has done a thorough job restoring the Church. Close attention to detail helped make the most of all parts of the building, with the Church, design and construction teams all working together to deliver a high quality project.

Nigel Aplin, Project Manager
Project: University Church of St Mary the Virgin


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