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PiP are conservation specialists with a passion for design and respect for craftsmanship.  The starting point for all our work is to understand the unique characteristics and opportunities of a building or place. We work with clients, stakeholders and advisers to realise aspirations through design, conservation, repair and creative reuse.

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Character Assessment

Our starting point is to study and interpret the individual character of what already exists. Our repair philosophy is rooted in the principles established by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; to begin with the assumption that all stages of a building’s development are of interest and value. We believe that both design and repair should relate well to context, particularly regarding human scale, and make appropriate use of existing and modern materials.

New Square based in Cambridge Conservation Area

We are particularly skilled in the integration of modern and traditional technologies within historic buildings and interiors to make them environmentally sustainable, energy-efficient and fit for modern purpose.

Eden Street Backway based in Cambridge Conservation Area

Our philosophy, attention to detail, and understanding of traditional and modern materials and construction methods ensure a living continuity for our buildings and places.