The Friary

Highly sensitive conservation areas often present unique and even unknown challenges to development. In Lichfield, this city centre proposal for a new, high-quality assisted living scheme acted as facilitating development to enable the refurbishment of an adjacent Grade II listed building.

Lying within an area of high archaeological potential, with areas of protected open space, and next to a scheduled ancient monument, a sensitive restoration is proposed in order to significantly remodel and reinvigorate this key landmark building and improve its setting. Our Landscape Planning team in particular focused on demonstrating how the proposed new built form would enhance the existing townscape and provide a positive addition for this major access route into the city centre.

Project Details

A sensitive restoration to significantly remodel and reinvigorate this key landmark building and improve its setting.

  • 38 high quality later-living apartments
  • Within a conservation area
  • Listed building consent

Following extensive consultation with the Council’s Urban Design and Conservation Officers, our team successfully secured full planning permission for 38 later-living apartments and listed building consent.