Do you need to make decisions about the heritage site you care for? At Avalon, we have experience in writing Conservation Management Plans for some of England’s highest profile heritage bodies. Pragmatic Management Plans can unlock the potential of a wide variety of heritage assets, from archaeology and buildings to collections and interiors. We will help you to take a fresh look at visitor experience, conservation and operational management.

What makes us different?

A holistic approach to conservation management planning underpins everything we do, which enables us to demonstrate the connections between different assets and their significance. Our expertise covers archaeology, views and settings, built fabric, historic interiors and collections. And where direct experience is not available within our team, we can bring it on board. Our meticulous research, supported by expert insight and analysis, provides a firm foundation for managing change, developing your site and undertaking conservation projects.

Our team have practical experience of managing historic sites, which brings pragmatism to our management strategies and planning. Of course, this doesn’t mean that we are not open to blue sky thinking and we have experience of writing inspiring conservation visions as well as applying conservation policies in real-world situations.

We provide a bespoke service for conservation management planning – we will tailor our work to you and the needs of your project. Importantly, what sets Avalon’s approach apart is that we create plans which are designed to be accessible and practical tools, used by people managing sites on a day to basis. They are easily updatable and intended to provide both the foundation for decision-making and the basis for recording change.

What we offer

  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Understanding the Asset
  • Assessing Significance
  • Management strategies
  • Conservation policies
  • Site Gazetteers
  • Action Planning
  • Change Management
  • Collections assessment and review

Working with the team at Avalon has been a really positive process, particularly in bringing the team of staff and volunteers together to consider the property and its future. Fully understanding the significance of the properties we care for is helping us to make important strategic decisions, particularly in terms of re-presentation and considering new visitor experiences. The Avalon team have worked extremely well with the wider National Trust teams in delivering the process and programme, ensuring that we worked at pace and within timescales.

David Bailey, General Manager, Herefordshire Portfolio, National Trust

Here to help

If you have a project that would benefit from expert advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Nick Bishop
Heritage Director

Nick Bishop