“Getting things through big heritage bodies like this doesn’t come easy. We’re really aware of needing to get it right, because we can’t create the space for the King unless we can amend the existing fabric.
A good relationship between client and architect seems absolutely vital in any conservation project, as complicated as the one we’ve just been through. A project lived in the public glare; at every stage of the process we were not only looking at the technical details, the architectural details, the conservation details, but we were always having in mind how is this going to engage people, how is this going to help people understand more about the whole life of this community, and also how that becomes really alive for people as they engage with it themselves.
None of this would have been possible of course, without raising the money to make it happen, and vHH were absolutely key partners in enabling us to tell the story, and convince trusts and funders and individuals to be generous, because they could see we were professional, we were serious about this, and that we were determined to make it happen within a very timely fashion.
The quality of the workmanship and design really speaks for itself, the building now is a great testament to vHH, their work, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”Very Rev’d David Monteith