Lathams, IHBC’s latest HESPR registered practice: Nearly 50 HESPR service providers working to IHBC standards

Lathams is the latest company to join the IHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance listing, joining the heritage businesses, offering from it East Midlands based practice services that combine architecture, planning, conservation, regeneration, and urban design.


Lathams writes:

At Lathams, we have worked on a huge range of historic buildings, from Grade I listed castles to simple Victorian barn conversions. We’re passionate about preserving, restoring, repairing and reusing existing buildings, always maintaining their dignity and spirit while introducing modern and contemporary features which complement the heritage of the site.

Conservation of heritage properties is the foundation of our company, and our detailed understanding of the fabric of these buildings, how and when they were built and any planning or building constraints, helps us to develop effective and realistic plans to keep them thriving and alive….

…Weekly Tender alerts … One free IHBC Jobs etc posting…

HESPR companies enjoy benefits and support that includes:

  • Cost-effective business support with fees tailored to suit all needs, from sole traders to international operators
  • Recognition of service standards and quality assurance on our ‘HESPR’ web page and service listing
  • Free listings in the IHBC’s Yearbook
  • Weekly Tender alerts: Bulletins of work opportunities across the UK and beyond, often posting more than £500k of costed work per issue, as well as relevant current news selections
  • HESPR webpages and search facility on the IHBC’s HESPR website
  • National and local recognition of conservation and heritage service quality assurance and standards
  • One free IHBC Jobs etc posting each year, worth up to £450.

The IHBC writes:

Quality assurance for HESPR listing is strictly controlled through the employment a Full IHBC member – the ‘Designated Service Adviser’ (DSA) – in a role that allows them to take professional responsibility for the service standards offered to clients. This means that the IHBC can ensure that our members are in a reasonable position to offer their assurance of the quality of the conservation services.  As such the DSA should be the first port of call for any concerns over work carried out by a HESPR company.

You can find the ‘Designated Service Adviser’ (DSA) listed on the dedicated HESPR business webpage and on the list of accredited practitioners linked from the IHBC’s homepage.’

See more on Lathams Architects on the HESPR website

Visit Latham Architects website

For more on HESPR and how to become a HESPR member see

HESPR flyer 2017Download the HESPR flyer

For a free promotion of your tendering opportunities and work needs to the IHBC’s HESPR members, please send details and links to Joanna at, as soon as possible.

Tenders can also be advertised for a fee with IHBC Jobs etc, including a targeted email to 2000+ recipients as well as full coverage on our NewsBlog alerts and social platforms (membership and followers c.18,000) and websites with c. 290,000 visits a month. Contact Joanna at

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