Angel Architecture

Resolving problems and providing innovative solutions for owners of listed buildings, engaging with community groups to gain funding, enabling clients to appreciate and value their heritage.

Coronavirus Statement

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we would like to assure our clients, both current and prospective, that the nature of our business remains roughly unaffected and we are operating as normal. We can still produce information and applications for both planning permission and listed building consent. We can also prepare appeals and provide advice. Site visits are not possible at the current time, but we can conduct much of the onsite work via video call, which we will set up and guide our clients through when necessary.

Welcome to Angel Architecture, historic buildings consultants and RIBA chartered architectural practice. We have the specialist knowledge you need for carrying out successful repairs and alterations to old and listed buildings, and buildings in historic areas.

We’re based in Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast, within the Dorset AONB. From here we cover most of Dorset, Devon and Somerset. This is fantastic part of the UK, rich in heritage and wildlife. We understand all the planning policies and guidance specific to such a special and protected area.

Talk to us about your plans and dreams. We can advise at any stage in the process.

  • Pre-purchase reports.
  • Design for extensions and modification.
  • Obtaining planning permission, listed building consent and building regulations approval.
  • Historical research for old buildings.
  • Principal designer role for CDM (construction design management).
  • Conservation techniques.
  • Neighbourhood plans – heritage assessments.
  • Ecological considerations.

At Angel Architecture, we are happy to manage entire projects, including contract management, or to work alongside other specialists on your team.

Not sure what a listed building is or when you need Listed Building Consent? Read more here.

Architects who work on historic buildings perform ‘the most important work that any architect can do because a nation’s character is largely defined by its built heritage. Architects as stewards of the national character? That is possibly the saintliest occupation of all.’ Hugh Pearman, editor, RIBA Journal December 2018.

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Kim Sankey of Angel Architecture
Kim Sankey, Director, Angel Architecture

Kim Sankey founded Angel Architecture in 2014 after 30 years spent wholly in the care and repair of old buildings. Download a PDF of her full CV here.