A Kendal-based architect firm has announced three senior promotions as part of their growth plans.

Crosby Granger Architects is expanding its heritage consultancy services, driven by a surge in demand.

The promotions include Gordon Blunt who has been promoted to associate architect and will manage and improve studio information production, knowledge sharing, and technical oversights.

Amy Redman, onboard with the firm since January 2022, will head the expansion of the firm's heritage conservation portfolio while strengthening the team's knowledge and skills.

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Meanwhile, Andrew Bodenham, who started with the firm in January 2019, is now leading research and development into traditional materials use.

The company's expertise include projects involving the care, repair and adaptation of historic buildings, and new designs for sensitive sites.

Chris Granger, co-founder of the firm, said: "We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand.

"So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

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"We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance.

“We are delighted our practice includes several Scholars of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, accredited architects and assessors in building conservation, Chartered CIAT Technologists, and industry recognised technical advisors."

The promotions align with the company's recent shortlisting for a wide range of projects in the northwest regional round of the 2024 RICS Awards, which recognises the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Contending projects include a National Trust visitor facility in Wasdale, house restorations in Coniston Valley North, a bakery set-up at Levens Hall, and the restoration of a Grade II listed Victorian Glasshouse at Leighton Hall.