It seems extraordinary to think of it when looking at this beautiful house, immaculately maintained and set in its topiary garden, that we first encountered it some thirty years ago as a case.
We opposed an application to demolish this very distinctive listed late Georgian property and, as you can see, it has been successfully incorporated into a broader redevelopment behind. The highly distinctive banana footprint seems to have been adopted by the original designer to maximise access to natural light and to introduce rather grand steps up to
154-158 The Strand, Westminster. The voluntary conservation world, AMS included, reacted with uniform hostility to an application by King's College in 2015 to demolish the 4 buildings on the right of this photograph. They are key buildings within the Conservation Area, providing a varied townscape of human scale, squeezed between the two monoliths, the overbearing
Maristow House in Devon (near Roborough), overlooking the Tavy estuary, is an 18th century house with a west front, shown here, much rebuilt in 1907 to the designs of Sir Ernest George. Peeping over the roof is the family chapel of the Lopes family added in 1871 by Piers St Aubyn. Maristow House now glows
The Methodist Church, West Street, Ilminster, Somerset. Somerset is famous for its Ham Hill stone and this ( 1887 by Alexander Lauder ) is a late example of its use. It was listed for its dominant role in the townscape but also the intactness of its interior. It is now disused and when faced by
We helped to defeat the last leg of an Inner Relief Road at Darlington which would have claimed these buildings.
This fine building, part of the hospital at Bodmin in Cornwall, built in 1904 by Sylvanus Trevail, was destroyed at the end of 2013. We argued strongly for it to be listed but the criteria for including late Victorian and Edwardian buildings on the statutory lists is much tougher than for earlier buildings.
We defended this Victorian villa at Broughton near Salford twice from demolition. Persistence has paid off and it is on the verge of a new existence.
We fought long and hard, but ultimately unsuccessfully, for a scheme of conversion at this Victorian hospital, which would have kept more of the side wings, where everything behind the pavilion towers was lost
Some problems remain for decades. We fought a long public inquiry two years ago over a scheme of enabling development that we thought was too heavy price to pay for the saving of this nationally-important castle of the 17th century near Caerphilly.