Vallis & Hall has considerable experience in managing change within the historic environment, providing expert advice to assist in understanding heritage sensitivities and capacity for change. Working alongside our design and architectural services, we are able to advise on the significance of historic buildings and their settings, as well as provide advice and support throughout the design process to ensure proposals are responsive to ‘significance’ and inform the consent process.

We have extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of issues affecting heritage assets, including listed buildings, non-designated heritage assets, historic landscapes, Conservation Areas and historic townscapes. Our experience ranges from alterations and extensions to new development within historic contexts, as well as more strategic work in the form of conservation management plans and whole estate plans.

Vallis & Hall offers a full range of built heritage services, including:

  • Heritage advice
  • Heritage statements
  • Listed Building Consent applications
  • Heritage appeals and inquiries – expert witness services
  • Design guidance for listed buildings/historic areas.
  • Setting assessments (built heritage)
  • Statements of Significance
  • Heritage Impact Assessments
  • Historic Building Assessments (fabric-based)
  • Historic Building Recording
  • In-depth historical and archival research (desk-based or combined with a building assessment)
  • Heritage Sensitivity Studies (Historic Environment Research) and Feasibility Appraisals
  • Conservation Area Appraisals
  • Townscape Assessments (including Conservation Areas)
  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Whole Estate Plans
  • Cultural Heritage Chapters for Environmental Statement
  • Designation advice and representation

For further information, please contact one of the partners.

Julian Vallis


Julian joined the firm in October 2016, becoming a partner in 2019.  His passion and experience relate to a wide range of historic domestic, commercial and ecclesiastical buildings, with schemes often having a public use or being reliant on third party funding.  Wider experience includes projects for a local hospice and a homeless charity.  Julian

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Laurence Hall

BA (Hons) Arch - Partner

Laurence has worked with Jane since 2006, gaining extensive experience on a wide selection of projects that include minor and major alteration works together with new build schemes.  He has worked closely with private clients in the design and conversion of a number of barns to new residential properties, as well as on small to

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