We are the leading Historic Building professionals within the UK Jewish Community.

We provide bespoke Architectural Conservation services to a specialist market, for Historic Synagogues, Jewish Cemeteries and other Jewish sites in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, as well the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.

Our dedicated Conservation Consultancy team have over 70 years' combined experience of working in the Heritage Sector, especially with Historic England (English Heritage), the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Victorian Society.

 

Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool
PRINCES ROAD SYNAGOGUE, LIVERPOOL (PHOTO © RUTH BAUMBERG)


We can offer the following services to the Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors:

Conservation

  • Fabric Condition Surveys and Reports
  • Heritage 'Statements of Significance'
  • Architectural History Research
  • Preparation of applications for Statutory Protection
    (Listed Buildings, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, Historic Parks & Gardens, Conservation Areas)
  • Design and Enabling Development Schemes for Historic Buildings and Sites
  • New-build schemes utilising old furnishing (eg Arks and stained glass)
  • Feasibility Studies and Options Appraisals
  • Heritage Impact Assessments
  • Planning Applications and Listed Building Consent
  • Building Regulations for Alterations, Extensions and Change of Use for Heritage buildings
  • Public Consultation and Expert Witness
  • Preparation of Repair Tenders
  • Project and Site Management
  • Advice and assistance on Grant Applications (especially HLF)
  • Peer Review, Mentoring and Monitoring (especially HLF)
  • Conservation Management and Maintenance Plans
  • Strategic Planning and Reports

Tourism, Education and Interpretation

  • Tourism Development, Literature, Signage advice and Interpretation
  • Bespoke Tours and Itineraries
  • Exhibition conceptual Design and Content
  • Visiting Curatorship and Catalogue compilation
  • Presentations, Lectures, Seminars, Conferences, Courses
  • Judaica Identification for Museums and Auction Houses
  • Historical Advisory and Script-writing for Radio, TV and the Web


Over the past few years the need for such an independent consultancy has been demonstrated because it answers an increasing demand from owners and custodians of historic synagogues and cemeteries for in-depth assistance with specific projects. We recognise that repair and regeneration projects face big challenges in an increasingly tough economic climate.

Preferential rates will be charged in needy cases, such as to charities, non-profit-making organisations,  HLF-funded projects, etc. We also assist projects initiated by developers on a commercial basis.

All work will be undertaken in accordance with recognised Industry Standards. We receive a growing number of enquiries and requests from heritage agencies and organisations and the general public both in the UK and abroad. This reflects great thirst for knowledge about the Jewish Built Heritage.

Appropriate 'Creative Commons' Copyright arrangements may be negotiated.
Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (sharman "at" sharmankadish "dot" com) to discuss your project and to obtain a cost estimate.


PEOPLE:

Director:
Sharman Kadish BA (Hons. Lond.), D.Phil (Oxon), FRHistS, FSA

Consultant Architect:
Viorica Feler-Morgan BArch, RIBA, PG.Dip.Cons.(AA)

Dr Kadish founded the Working Party on Jewish Monuments in 1991 and initiated the Survey of the Jewish Built Heritage in the UK and Ireland in 1995. She founded Jewish Heritage UK in 2004 and successfully applied for Registered Charity status in 2007. She served as Director for almost 13 years from inception until the end of 2016.

Sharman Kadish